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.




Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Salmon

Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Salmon
Red Lobster Recipe

Serves 4

1/3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted

4 (5-6 oz) salmon fillets
salt and pepper to taste
nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the salmon fillets in a 9X13 baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine all of the crust ingredients until well mixed. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and top each piece of fish with an even coating of the macadamia and coconut crust and bake on the middle oven rack for 15-20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

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