Lobster Grits Recipe

Picture of Author: Rich Barnhart

Author: Rich Barnhart

This recipe won the Bugfest cooking competition in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida. Congratulations to Gold Coast Scuba for the big win! It is spiny lobster season once again, so if you’re lucky enough to capture your own or if you can locate some worthy tails at your local market then try this recipe for sure! Many thanks to chef Debby and Gold Coast Scuba for providing the winning recipe.

Lobster Grits Recipe


  • 1/4 pound bacon
  • 1/4 cups grits
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
  1.  Cook bacon until crisp and chop into bits. Keep some bacon grease for cooking the lobster.
  2. Cook grits for 20 minutes (or until done) in water and cream, adding additional water and cream as necessary to maintain consistency.
  3. Stir in butter and salt
  4. Stir in goat cheese

Lobster Tails

  • 3-4 spiny lobster tails
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shallots
  • bacon grease
  1. Remove lobster meat from shell and core (remove membrane)
  2. Cut into bite sized pieces
  3. Heat bacon grease and butter in a frying pan
  4. Add shallots and cook for 3 minutes
  5. Mix in red pepper, Old Bay and flour
  6. Add lobster pieces and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently
  7. Add cream and continue cooking until done
  8. Scoop grits into a bowl, top with lobster mixture and bacon bits





Blog Author:

Rich Barnhart

Rich is the broker and owner of By The Sea Realty and a frequent contributor to the company's real estate blog.

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