Drunken Lobster n’ Grits Recipe

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What's better than Shrimp n' Grits? Drunken Lobster n' Grits of course! I've taken the traditional Shrimp n' Grits recipe and made it a touch classier and more flavorful with my homemade Creole seasoning and a splash of rum. And let's not forget about the lobster - the topping that puts this grits recipe into a category of its own.

The homemade creole seasoning recipe can be found on Fishmonger Approved, or you can use any stock creole seasoning of your choosing.

This dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner - or whenever you're craving classy comfort food. And it's so simple to whip up that it's also a perfect dish for friend and family gatherings.

Margaret Covello of Fishmonger Approved Cooked and Served up the Drunken Lobster 'n Grits During the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 63

Margaret Covello of Fishmonger Approved Cooked and Served up the Drunken Lobster 'n Grits During the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 63 (Photo: Rachel Covello)

Drunken Lobster 'N Grits for Four During the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast

Drunken Lobster 'N Grits for Four During the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast (Photo: Kevin Godbee)

Drunken Lobster 'N Grits for Four During the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast

Drunken Lobster n' Grits

Southern Cajun comfort food with a dash of class, this Drunken Lobster n' Grits masterpiece is packed with creamy grits, savory seasonings and decadent lobster.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Creole
Servings 4 people
Calories 417 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium-sized Florida spiny lobster tails removed from shells and cut into approx. 1-2" pieces
  • 1 Cup yellow stone ground grits
  • 1 Cup spring water (or equivalent)
  • 3 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 Cup gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp garlic-infused olive oil
  • 1 Cup white onion diced
  • 1 Cup celery diced
  • 1/2 Cup roasted red pepper diced
  • 1/2 Shot Appleton Rum or any high quality rum
  • 1 Tbsp Creole Seasoning See Fishmonger Approved Creole Seasoning Mix Recipe

Instructions
 

Grits Preparation

  • Bring water, whole milk and sea salt to boil in medium size saucepan on medium high heat.
  • Gradually whisk in 1 cup stone ground grits and return to low boil stirring occasionally until creamy-thick for 45 minutes or so.
  • Set to warm until ready to serve with lobster. Add gruyere cheese.

Shrimp Preparation

  • Bring medium size skillet to medium high heat and add 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil.
  • Add onion, celery and roasted red peppers. Sautee until the onions begin to turn tender.
  • Add Creole seasoning and blend with vegetables.
  • Add lobster and stir to combine lobster with other ingredients.
  • Continue to cook over medium high heat for 2 minutes or until lobster begins to turn pink.
  • Move all ingredients to one side of skillet and add rum to bare side of skillet.
  • Let rum sizzle for a few seconds and then add butter.
  • Once butter begins to melt, blend all ingredients in pan back together. Stir for another minute or so until lobster is pink.
  • Place grits in bowls and spoon lobster mixture over top. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Drunken Lobster n' Grits
Amount per Serving
Calories
417
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Cholesterol
 
44
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
1126
mg
49
%
Potassium
 
476
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
46
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
1339
IU
27
%
Vitamin C
 
13
mg
16
%
Calcium
 
394
mg
39
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 15gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1126mgPotassium: 476mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1339IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 394mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Breakfast Recipe, Comfort Food, Creole Recipe, Lobster & Grits, Local Recipes St. Petersburg FL, Local St. Pete Recipes, Recipes Using Local St. Pete Ingredients, Seafood Recipes, Shrimp & Grits
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