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.




Dijon Crusted Snapper

Red Lobster Dijon Crusted Snapper
Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

4 (8ounce) snapper fillets
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a shallow dish, mix together all the ingredients except the fish. Place fish in a greased baking dish. Spread Crust evenly over the top of the fish and press lightly. Place 1/4 inch of water in the bottom of the pan.Bake for 8-10 minutes.

NOTE:  If the bread crumbs begin getting too dark before the fish is done, cover just the top of the fillet with foil.

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