Exotic Meat Recipes

Explore these smokin’ hot exotic meat recipes!

Grill Girl has outdone herself with this compilation of exotic meat recipes! Whether you’re in the mood for something adventurous or just want to impress your friends at your next BBQ, these recipes are sure to please. From venison to alligator, there’s something here for everyone. So fire up the grill and get ready to taste the wild side of barbecue!

Whole Smoked Gator on the Green Mountain Grill Pellet Smoker

Whole Smoked Gator on the Green Mountain Grill Pellet Smoker

After living in Florida since 2007, I feel like I can officially call myself a Floridian. While I was not born in Florida, I know that Florida is my spirit animal state and I could not imagine living anywhere else. In fact, I’ve checked off a lot of quintessential...

Smoked Alligator Tacos

Smoked Alligator Tacos

Chances are, if you've ever gotten the chance to experience alligator, it was most likely fried. However, the best way to experience Alligator is smoked alligator. If you look at my previous post on How to Smoke A Whole Alligator, you'll see the end result is tender,...

Rosemary Rubbed Smoked Venison

Rosemary Rubbed Smoked Venison

I originally developed this recipe for my cookbook, Healthy Electric Smoker. I've made this available on Grillgirl.com so you can see how smoky flavor enhanced the flavor of Venison. If you are looking for innovative ideas to up your game in outdoor cooking, I highly...

Whole Smoked Alligator Recipe

Whole Smoked Alligator Recipe

After having lived in Florida for over 13 years, it is about time we have a smoked alligator recipe on this site! And while I have cooked a decent amount of alligator, I have yet to put a gator recipe on this site, even after my husband Scott had a successful gator...

Lionfish Ceviche (“Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em”)

Lionfish Ceviche (“Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em”)

This Lionfish Ceviche is a great and unique appetizer or side dish that is light and refreshing, but also full of flavor! If you can't find Lionfish or don't like Lionfish, any Florida whitefish can be substituted for this recipe. I like my Ceviche with a little kick...

Bacon, Blue Cheese and BBQ Bison Burgers

Bacon, Blue Cheese and BBQ Bison Burgers

Everyone thinks of burgers for the Fourth of July, but not necessarily bison burgers on this iconic national holiday. If you’ve never had bison, you are truly missing out because it is a leaner, nutrient-dense alternative to ground beef that is tasty AND good for you....

Rosemary Lemon Grilled Quail

Rosemary Lemon Grilled Quail

Oh, how I LOVE grilled quail... I first had grilled quail a few years ago at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival at Marco Canora's booth (his restaurant Hearth NYC is awesome by the way!), and ever since I've been hooked. If you're looking to try something new in...

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

You all know I'm a big fan of meat on a stick. In fact, my friend John Dawson from PatioDaddio calls me "The Satay Queen". Lamb Kofta Kebabs are a really fun and easy alternative burgers or sliders because the ground lamb is combined with flavorful ingredients like...

Grilled Rosemary Lemon Boneless Leg of Lamb

Grilled Rosemary Lemon Boneless Leg of Lamb

A lot of people only think of lamb for those special occasions, primarily Easter. I’ve been on a lamb kick lately and discovered that lamb is the perfect dish all year round. Learning how to grill a boneless leg of lamb is great for when you have friends and family...

Goat Sliders With Wine Reduction and Blue Cheese Sauce

Goat Sliders With Wine Reduction and Blue Cheese Sauce

Eric Chester is a good friend and my teammate on the Too Sauced To Pork Team where I compete at Memphis In May. I asked him for this Goat Sliders recipe a while back as he entered it into the "exotic" category and voila- here is it for your reading/eating pleasure....

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