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.




Sun Dried Tomato Tilapia

Red Lobster Sun Dried Tomato Tilapia
Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

4 (8-10 ounce) Tilapia fillets
8 sheets of parchment paper
8 cups fresh spinach
1 cup matchstick cut carrots
1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
8 tablespoons tomato vinaigrette dressing
2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray the top side of each sheet of parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray. Place spinach in the center of each of 4 of the parchment sheets. Add carrots and red pepper slices to each stack. Top each spinach and vegetable stack with the vinaigrette. Place one piece of Tilapia on top the the spinach and vegetable mixture. Top each stack with 1 Tbsp of chopped sun dried tomatoes. Place on sheet of the parchment, spray side down on to of each piece of Tilapia. Crimp the two sheet of paper together like a pie crust until the and the top are completely sealed. Place the bags of Tilapia onto a cookie sheet and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

NOTES:  Other fresh fish like Salmon, Snapper, Grouper and Halibut work well with this dish.

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