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.




Rock Island Tilapia

Rock Island Tilapia
Red Lobster Recipe

Serves 6

8 oz. crab meat
2 cups cheese and garlic croutons (crushed)
10 oz. prepared Alfredo sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt-free all purpose seasoning
6 (5-6 oz) tilapia fillets, skin off
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon butter
6 oz. lobster meat, chopped
1 can seafood bisque or cream of shrimp soup
seafood seasoning, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make the crab stuffing, in a large bowl, mix crab meat, crushed croutons, Alfredo sauce, lemon juice and all-purpose seasoning. Set aside for later. Place the Tilapia fillet (dark side down) onto a clean surface. Using a chef’s knife, cut pockets into each side of the fish.Open the pockets and spoon approximately 3/4 cup of the crab stuffing into the Tilapia. Flatten the stuffing slightly to approximately 3/4" high. Gently close the pockets and brush each fillet and the stuffing with melted butter and sprinkle with seafood seasoning.

Place the stuffed fish into a 9 x 13 baking dish with ¼ cup of water, being careful not to pour the water over the fish.Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the stuffing reaches 165 degrees.In a small pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat, add the lobster meat and saute until tender. Add the soup to make the sauce to serve over the fish. Stir well.

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