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Dock prepares for Gator-Vol game


The Shrimp Dock in Farragut has something special to help Vols fans celebrate during The University of Tennessee/Florida football game Saturday, Sept. 20.

According to co-owner Phil Dangel, The Shrimp Dock has shipped in alligator meat from Louisiana.

Store manager Allen Shields said the meat “has a taste similar to chicken, but has more of the graininess of pork.

“It has the white meat texture of chicken,” he added.

The meat, he said, is best fried.

“You just want to use it in a milk wash or egg wash and then use a seasoned cornmeal breading and deep fry it into nuggets,” Shields said.


“It’s perfect for tailgating,” he added.

He recommended serving it with remoulade sauce. For customers who buy gator, The Shrimp Dock will supply recipes for preparing the unusual meat.

The gator is farm raised in Louisiana.

According to Shields, about 95 percent of the alligator meat sold anywhere is farm-raised, with guidelines set by the state.

“That way you know it’s healthy,” he said.

The Shrimp Dock also has created “Big Orange Shrimp Dip,” a concoction of shrimp, cream cheese and cocktail sauce, to be eaten hot with chips.

When asked about the Tennessee/Florida match-up, Shields said, “I think Tennessee has a pretty good shot, I really do.”

For more information, call The Shrimp Dock at 865-777-DOCK (3625).

 

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