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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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