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.




Sesame Ginger Seared Salmon

Red Lobster Sesame Ginger Seared Salmon with Asian Vegetables
Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1/2 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup snow peas
1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper
4 (10- to 12-ounce) fillets fresh grouper, skinless
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Magic
28 ounces cooked linguini (10 to 12 ounces raw pasta)
1 1/2 cup Sesame Ginger sauce (we recommend Lawry’s Stir Fry Sesame Ginger)
2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced

Blanch broccoli and snow peas for two minutes and dip in ice bath to stop cooking. Toss broccoli, snow peas, mushrooms and red peppers and season with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Lightly brush both sides of the grouper with vegetable oil and lightly season with Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Magic.Preheat a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to pan. Sear the seasoned fillets for 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Place the grouper in a baking dish with a small amount of water and finish in a 450 degree F oven for approximately 8 minutes or until its internal temperature reaches 130–135 degrees.

While finishing the grouper in the oven, preheat another nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to pan. Once the oil is hot, add the vegetables and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the pasta and Sesame Ginger sauce. Toss with vegetables and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.Evenly portion noodles in four large pasta bowls and top each with a grouper fillet. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the dish and garnish with green onions.

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