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Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs

Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs
Rosalie Freudes - Smoke Alarm Media

Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs

These Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs are out of this world. If you've never had alligator ribs before, you're completely missing out on a local delicacy. These ribs are a local favorite in the gator-rich habitats of Florida, where they're a popular and delicious treat.

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Ingredients

For the marmalade glaze

  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • 4 Teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 Cup orange marmalade
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

For the ribs

  • 2 Pounds alligator ribs
  • 1 Cup tangerine juice
  • 1/3 Cup Key lime juice
  • 1/3 Cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 sprigs thyme, stemmed
  • 2 sprigs oregano, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

Directions

For the marmalade glaze

Combine all of the ingredients except for the butter together in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the butter and keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.

For the ribs

Place the ribs in a shallow glass dish or large resealable plastic food storage bag. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a nonreactive bowl, and stir until blended thoroughly. Reserve ½ cup marinade for basting.

Pour the marinade over the ribs and toss to thoroughly coat all pieces well. Cover the dish or close the bag and marinate for up to 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat a gas grill on medium heat or prepare a charcoal grill.

Remove the ribs from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill until the ribs are tender, basting frequently with ½ cup marinade, for about 45 minutes. Then, baste with the marmalade glaze, and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings5
Calories Per Serving933
Total Fat67g100%
Sugar48gN/A
Saturated26g100%
Cholesterol194mg65%
Protein30g59%
Carbs58g19%
Vitamin A172µg19%
Vitamin B120.7µg12.1%
Vitamin B61mg58%
Vitamin C60mg100%
Vitamin D5µg1%
Vitamin E2mg12%
Vitamin K11µg13%
Calcium105mg11%
Fiber2g6%
Folate (food)32µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)32µg8%
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium50mg12%
Monounsaturated24gN/A
Niacin (B3)9mg45%
Phosphorus293mg42%
Polyunsaturated9gN/A
Potassium739mg21%
Riboflavin (B2)0.5mg30.9%
Sodium623mg26%
Sugars, added38gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.7mg45.2%
Trans1gN/A
Zinc5mg32%