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Stupid Question about Emeril's Fish House -- Alligator Meatballs

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by vwhiten, Jul 6, 2015.

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  1. vwhiten

    vwhiten High-Roller

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    Sometime's I think I must live a sheltered life. My question is it real alligator meat?? I did a search on google and really couldn't find an answer. I like to think of myself as adventurous when it comes to food -- but I won't eat bugs, snakes or lizards -- and to me alligator is a lizard. We plan on having one meal there in August. I know my husband -- he will take one look at the menu and order it and then want me to taste ---(I shudder)

    The reason why I ask is that over the years there have been certain names for food that really wasn't what it was -- like Mountain Oysters. I had a Canadian friend who made "Beaver Balls" every Christmas. -- She never would say what was in it.

    And of course the final question about the Alligator Meatballs -- does it taste like chicken?

    Thanks -- Val
     
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    The alligator meatballs are excellent as an appetizer ....a little spice to them, and great with a Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager! Leave room for the banana cream pie for desert thoug..
     
  4. BayouBengal

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    I eat alligator all the time, but of course I'm from Louisiana. It's a very good meat, it's slightly sweet. The meatballs are likely cut with pork or beef to help it hold together and to balance the taste. I enjoy the tail meat blackened which isn't mixed with anything. Reminds me that I need to restock my freezer with some gator as I'm out.
     
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    Like Bayou says alligator is very good, I've eaten that and crocodile in South Africa many times. It's hard to describe what a particular taste is to another person, though. It's a meat, a protein and definitely delicious coming from Emeril's. I've not eaten at his Vegas restaurant yet but at the one in In French Quarter in New Orleans every time I'm there.
     
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    The best sandwich I ever had in my life was an alligator po'boy at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival quite a few years back. I didn't know what I was eating at the time (my friend just handed it to me and said, "Try this"), but it haunts me to this day. I actually didn't realize that there was alligator on the menu at Emeril's but now I need to go check it out.
     
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    Also think alligator meat is good.
    And I believe the alligator meatball is real, at least it contains some alligator meat.
     
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    I would say no.
     
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