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.




Maple Glazed Salmon and Shrimp

Maple Glazed Salmon and Shrimp
Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

Maple Cherry Glaze
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons minced dried cherries
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

24 peeled medium shrimp
4 6-ounce salmon fillets

Make the maple-cherry glaze by combining all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. When mixture begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until thick. Preheat barbecue grill to high.  Skewer 6 shrimps on each of the 4 skewers. Brush the shrimp with a little melted butter, and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Sprinkle salmon fillets with a little salt and pepper as well.Grill salmon for 2 to 3 minutes per side until done and grill shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Brush shrimp and salmon with maple-cherry glaze and serve with rice and asparagus or your choice of sides.

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