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.




Coconut Crusted Salmon

Red Lobster Coconut Crusted Salmon
Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

4 (5-6 ounce) salmon fillets
1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large baking dish with nonstick spray. Place salmon fillets in baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl to make the crust. Top each piece of fish with an even coating of the crust mixture. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until done.

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