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.




Red Lobster Rock Shrimp Creole

Rock Shrimp Creole
Red Lobster Recipe

Serves 6-8

2 pounds rock shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced to one-half inch
1/2 cup onion, diced to one-quarter inch
1/4 cup celery, chopped fine
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour, all purpose
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, roughly cut
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3-4 cups cooked rice

Rinse shrimp briefly and remove any large veins that are visible. In a small sauce pan, melt 2 tbsp. of butter over medium heat. Mix in flour and stir until dissolved and mixture begins to thicken, then reduce heat.
Add tomatoes and their juice to the butter and flour mixture, stir well, and heat through. The mixture will thicken. Hold warm.In a large skillet, melt two tbsp. of butter, and over medium-high heat, cook bell pepper, onion, celery, and garlic until soft, but with a little bit of a crunch. Add shrimp and cook until no longer transparent (three minutes). Add tomato mixture, bring to a boil, cover and let simmer for five minutes.
Serve over hot rice (white or wild mixture).

1 comment:

  1. Why do you mention 3 ingredients on here, but don't say when to add them? I left out the salt, and used sugar, mighty tasty.