Langoustine and Grits
Apr 17, 2015, Updated Feb 13, 2023
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Langoustine and Grits are a fun twist on the creole classic – Shrimp and Grits. Creole is more similar to lobster and is succulent mixed with creamy grits.
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Trader Joe’s finally opened in Fort Collins recently, which has meant finding a lot of my old favorites (it has been hard living with no Trader Joe’s in Fort Collins for so long), and a lot of new favorites. While I love finding delicious treats I’ve loved for a long time, it’s been great to find new delicacies like all of their frozen seafood. In colorado, good inexpensive seafood can be tricky to find- and things like Langoustine tails pretty much are nonexistent. Their langoustine tails are so good, we’ve had fun creating delicious new recipes for them, and today’s Langoustine and grits is a fun twist on a creole classic.
What to enjoy with you Creamy Grits
For another great recipe with langoustine tails, try this delicious (and deceptively easy) Langoustine Etoufee!
Langoustine and Grits Recipe
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- 1 lb langoustine tails, UNCOOKED
- 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- ½ cup half and half
- 4 tbsp salted butter
- 1 cup organic, quick grits
- 3 cups water, or specified amount for 1 cup grits according to your brand's packaging
- 1 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- *optional- ½ cup vermoth, cook grits a touch longer if adding this so it is not too runny
- *optional- paprika and garlic, to taste
- Boil water to a rolling boil, add grits. Stir frequently until grits thicken slightly.
- Turn heat to low.
- Add in cheese, half and half, and butter, stir until cheese is fully melted.
- Add in langoustine tails and salt & pepper. Stir to be sure langoustine cooks evenly.
- When langoustine has just turned opaque, it is ready. Overcooked shellfish gives the fishy taste and gummy texture most people don't like. You want it to just be pink- not overcooked.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 310Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 65mgSodium 714mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 11g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.