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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Seafood Spinach and Artichoke Dip




A creamy three cheese blend with artichokes, spinach, and lobster.  Served with tortilla chips and pico de gallo.


Ingredients:

2 packages of Cream Cheese
1 Tbsp Butter
½ cup (approx 1 Tail) Lobster Meat (chopped)
1 cup Canned Artichokes (drained and chopped)
¼ cup + 1 TBSP Shredded Parmesan Cheese (fresh grated is best)
¼ cup Sour Cream
¼ cup Diced Tomatoes
2 TBSP Crumbled Goat Cheese
Preparation:

1. Soften cream cheese at room temperature or in microwave for 30 seconds. Cream Cheese should be soft and able to be easily mixed by hand.
2. In a saut√© pan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add lobster meat and cook 2-3 minutes until meat is slightly firm to touch. Add artichokes, and combine, stirring gently.
3. Remove from heat and add to cream cheese. Add Parmesan cheese.
4. Mix Cream Cheese, lobster/artichoke mix, and Parmesan well until it is completely incorporated.
5. Stir in Sour Cream. If serving immediately, place dip in oven proof dish, sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese, and Goat Cheese.
6. Place under broiler on medium until top browns. Remember to leave oven door open and watch dip closely, as it will brown quickly.
7. If saving for later, place dip in refrigerator and cover until needed. To serve, place dip in oven/microwave proof dish, and microwave for 1-2 minutes until warm.
8. Sprinkle top with Parmesan and Goat Cheese. Repeat Broiler step #5 above.
9. Garnish with diced tomatoes.

3 comments:

  1. Where is the spinach in this recipe???

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  2. true..very is the Spinach..how much ?

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  3. Lol. So right, where is the spinach????? So I would probably add the same amn't as for the artichokes. But it is much needed in this recipe.

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