Crocodile Cakes with Tequila & Lime Dipping Sauce

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  1. patdaly

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    (Iron Chef) Crocodile Cakes with Tequila & Lime Dipping Sauce

    Hi All,

    Following in Amfibius' footsteps, I present patdaly's


    Crocodile Cakes with Tequila & Lime Dipping Sauce


    Ingredients for Crocodile Cakes:

    - Crocodile tail meat
    - Castor Sugar
    - Red curry paste
    - 1 egg
    - Plain flour
    - Red chili
    - Yellow chili
    - Coriander
    - Lime zest
    - Shallots
    - Tequila

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    Ingredients for dipping sauce:

    - Tequila
    - Triple Sec
    - Lime juice
    - Brown Sugar
    - Red chili

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    Minced crocodile tail and chopped veges:

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    Mixture in mixing bowl:

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    Frypan with oil:

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    And thats my only photos from making the cakes, I wanted to take some while they were frying, but its hard to make the cakes, put them in the hot oil, turn and take photos all at once so sorry but no photos of them cooking.

    Sauce ingredients in saucepan (looks gross now, but will turn into a toffee of sorts and taste amazing):

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    Sauce cooking:

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    And the final product:

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    There is a fair bit of spice in them, and after cooking the taste of the tequila is subtle not overpowering.

    The lime, chili and tequila combine with the flesh of the crocodile to make a rollercoaster of flavours on your tastebuds as you bite into the crispy outside of the crocodile cakes.


    ENJOY!
     
  2. jezza323

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    nice recipe :) so where can i buy crocodile tail? never seen it around...
     
  3. charliechaplan

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    Yeh i was thinking the same thing...where would you buy croc tail from? Any alternative meat that would do it justice if dont have access to croc tail?
     
  4. death

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    in melb you can get crocodile tail (frozen in 500g packs) at the markets so I assume you could do the same in qld. Search for specialty butcher in the yellow pages.
    Its about $35 for 500g in melb.

    To me the tail meat tasted like chicken breast so I would guess that would be a suitable substitute.
     
  5. scon

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    Heinz Butcher, Stanley St, Woolloongabba has crocodile tail in the freezer section.
     

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