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.




Citrus Rum Glazed Mahi-Mahi

Red Lobster Citrus Rum Glazed Mahi-Mahi
Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic, chopped (1 clove)
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (this is usually found in the Asian section at the grocery store)
1/4 cup rum (Regular or Dark)
1/2 cup orange marmalade
4 Mahi-Mahi fillets, skinless
Salt and pepper to taste
4 orange slices
2 cups cooked white rice

1/4 cup finely diced cilantro. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, sauté the olive oil and garlic for 3-5 minutes. Mix in the sweet chili sauce, rum, and orange marmalade and stir often until a syrup is formed and all the marmalade is melted, remove from heat. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Meanwhile, heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large non-stick saute pan over medium high heat, season the mahi fillets and sear until a nice crust is formed, flip the fish and reduce heat to medium and cook the fish until desired doneness is achieved. Place rice in center of plate and top with seared mahi, glaze with citrus rum and garnish with chopped cilantro.

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