Do crocodiles and alligators taste differently?

We were watching Chopped Champions on Food Network, and one of the ingredients was alligator. We have never tasted alligator or crocodile, but were wondering if anybody knows what the difference is?

6 Answers

  • chili head
    1 month ago

    Alligators have great taste buds and can taste everything in their ecosystem, they don’t like salt. When they bite a human they more than likely don’t like the taste as we have salt in our systems and they more than likely will spit a human out.

    Crocodiles don’t have very good taste buds so they don’t care what you taste like.


    It has been years since I had Crocodile and had Alligator not to long ago last time, I have never had them side by side for a proper comparison. From what I remember, they don’t taste much different. Both can be a little on the chewy side and somewhat gamy taste depending on how it has been handles and how it was cooked.

    Alligators are freshwater and Crocodiles are from brackish water. About the only place in the world that has both is South Florida.

  • Kim
    5 days ago

    I ve had both, but not at the same time. Quite similar actually.

    Last time I had Crocodile was last week. Previous time, I think I had Alligator.

    1st time I made it, we were a bit disappointed, but a few days later, I decided to finish off the left overs. Having had time to sit and allow flavors to seep in and become more tender, OMG it was delicious!

    2nd time, knowing better, I decided to marinate it for 2-3 days and it was amazing!!!

    I used some Olive Oil, a little Soya sauce, Coconut Milk, Lemon Grass, Salt, Pepper, Spices, Cilantro…cooked in frying pan a few minutes each side!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Crocodile probably tastes very similar to, if not exactly like alligator. Alligator meat tastes a lot like chicken, but it tends to be chewier.

  • stofferahn
    4 days ago

    I had it while i grew to become into in ft. Myers, Florida. It tastes form of like chewy, shrimpy-fowl. It had a crunchy coating, grew to become into deep fried, and grew to become into served with a noticeably spiced mayonaisse sauce. It grew to become into quite sturdy for “novelty” nutrition.

  • Joe Smith
    6 days ago

    taste like chicken with the texture of fish

  • Bubbles
    1 month ago

    Yuck!!! Don’t tell me you eat crocodiles and alligators. You make me feel sick.

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