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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Citrus Glazed Gator Ribs

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1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup key lime juice
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves garlic, chopped fine
4 leaves fresh thyme, chopped
4 leaves fresh oregano, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds alligator ribs
Citrus Glaze
1 cup orange juice
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup orange marmalade
  salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup sweet butter

Prepare a citrus marinade by combining all ingredients except alligator ribs in a glass bowl; blend thoroughly. Set aside 1/2 cup marinade for basting. Pour remaining marinade over ribs and thoroughly coat all pieces; refrigerate in covered bowl or sealed zipper-type bag for 1 to 3 hours. Remove ribs from marinade and discard used marinade. Heat stove top grill or gas grill to medium heat. Grill ribs for 45 minutes or until tender, basting frequently with reserved 1/2 cup of marinade. Prepare Citrus Glaze while ribs are grilling by combining all glaze ingredients, except butter, and simmering for 15 minutes or until thickened. Add butter in small pieces; heat until butter is melted. Keep warm at low heat until ready to serve. Remove ribs from grill and baste with Citrus Glaze.

4 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 639, Calories From Fat 150, Total Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Total Carbohydrates13 g, Protein 105g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.10g

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