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.




Lobster, Shrimp and Scallop Pasta

Lobster, Shrimp and Scallop Pasta
Red Lobster Recipe

Serves 4

2 pounds linguini, cooked and drained
4 ounces lobster meat, 1-inch pieces
16 medium shrimp (31/35 size), peeled and deveined
6 ounces bay scallops
2 yellow squash, cut in half, 1/2-inch slices
1 red bell pepper, 1-inch pieces
4 ounces snow peas, cleaned
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped fine
4 ounces butter
1/2 cup white wine
10 ounces chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

In a large sauté pan, sauté all seafood in 2 ounce. of butter until half cooked. Remove from saute pan and set aside. Saute vegetables and garlic in remaining 2 ounce. of butter for 5 minutes. Add white wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, salt and pepper, and simmer 5 minutes. Mix lemon juice and cornstarch, and blend into chicken stock. Return seafood to pan and simmer 5 minutes. Add chopped parsley and pour over linguine to serve.

This recipe makes four very large portions. Cut pasta recipe in half for a lighter presentation.

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