Red Lobster is an American casual dining restaurant chain that is owned and operated by Darden Restaurants, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company also has operations in Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan. As of May 29, 2011, there are 698 Red Lobster locations worldwide.

Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneurs Bill Darden and Charley Woodsby. Originally billed as a "Harbor for Seafood Lovers", the first restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, was followed by several others throughout the southeast. In 1970, General Mills acquired Red Lobster as a five-unit company. With new backing, the chain expanded rapidly in the 1980s.

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Lobster Pizza



A crisp thin crust pizza topped with lobster meat, melted mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes and sweet basil.



Bite into a crisp, flaky crust topped with moist lobster meat, tangy tomato sauce, flavorful garlic butter and rich cheese. This dish is perfect as an appetizer or a main course.
Serves 8


Ingredients:


1 flour tortilla (per pizza)
Land O' Lakes™ Roasted Garlic Butter Spread
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz. drained roma tomatoes (approx. 2-3 tomatoes) diced 3/8"
2 tbsp. fresh basil cut in 1/8" julienne strips
2 oz. lobster meat cut in 1/2" - 3/4" chunks
1/2 cup Italian six-cheese blend
Preparation:


Heat oven to 450 degrees.
Lightly brush entire topside of tortilla with garlic butter (edge to edge).
Sprinkle two tablespoons Parmesan cheese over the garlic butter.
After draining the diced tomatoes, sprinkle evenly over Parmesan cheese.
To julienne the basil, wash it and shake off excess water. Pick off leaves and stack on top of one another. Using a chef's knife, cut into 1/8" strips. Do not chop. Sprinkle evenly over the diced tomatoes.
Make sure lobster meat is cut into 1/2" - 3/4" chunks. Portion lobster meat, drain it and then sprinkle it evenly over the tomatoes.
Sprinkle the Italian six-cheese blend evenly over the diced tomatoes.
Refrigerate until ready to cook.
Brush a pizza pan lightly with vegetable oil and sprinkle lightly with ground black pepper and kosher salt.
When oven is ready, place pizza on pan and cook approximately four to five minutes.
Remove from pan and cut into eight wedges.
Squeeze fresh lemon over pizza for extra flavor and serve.
Chef's Tip:


Be sure you drain the tomatoes and the lobster meat before sprinkling them over the pizza shell. Otherwise your pizza will turn out soggy.

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