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.




Black and Blue Tilapia

Red Lobster Black and Blue Tilapia
Copycat Recipe

Tilapia (or salmon, grouper, halibut, sea bass, swordfish)
3 1/2 ounces blue cheese (store bought)
1/2 cup butter, separated
Chopped lemon wedge, for garnish
Fish seasoning

Place fillet darkest or skin side down in a pie pan. Brush presentation side of fillet with butter sauce.Shake a heavy coating of blackened fish seasoning onto fillet. Brush the blackening pan with butter sauce.Carefully flip seasoned fish onto blackening pan and brush dark side of fillet with butter sauce.During the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking add blue cheese dressing and finish cooking fish until 150 degrees F and dressing has browned slightly. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and lemon wedge.

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