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.




Snapper Veracruz

Snapper Veracruz
Red Lobster Recipe

Serves 6

6  (8 oz) snapper fillets
melted butter
salt, to taste
freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups Veracruz Sauce

Veracruz Sauce
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup diced tomato
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup sliced green olives
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup water

To prepare Veracruz Sauce: Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add all remaining ingredients, mix well. Bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes.

To prepare the fish: Place fish fillets on a baking pan, skin-side down. Baste fish with melted butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour Veracruz Sauce over snapper fillets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, until fish flakes easily.

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