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.




Nantucket Baked Cod

Red Lobster Nantucket Baked Cod
Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

1 1.2 lbs fresh cod fillets
1 tablespoon butter
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 small tomatoes
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Spice Blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
dash cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut fish fillets in half and place in a baking dish. Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Melt butter in the microwave. Brush the top of each fillet with butter. Add fresh squeezed lemon juice and sprinkle the spice blend over the top of each fillet. Arrange 2 - 3 tomato slices over top of each fillet. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each tomato slice. Bake fish uncover for 8 minutes. Then turn the oven to a high broil. Cook 6-8 minutes more or until the cheese and tomatoes begin to brown.

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