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.
Lobster and Asparagus Penne
LOBSTER and ASPARAGUS PENNE
Red Lobster Recipe
6 oz. lobster meat cut in 1/2" - 3/4" chunks
6 oz. medium shrimp (90-120 count), raw and peeled
1 lb. penne pasta, cooked
4 oz. asparagus, standard/medium and blanched (about 24 spears)
1 (15 oz) jar four cheese Alfredo sauce
2 tablespoons roasted garlic butter spread
fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Asparagus: Wash asparagus thoroughly and cut off tough woody ends. Cut asparagus into 1" pieces. Place asparagus into boiling salted water for two minutes. Drain and chill in ice water to stop cooking and to help retain its color. Drain again.
Pasta: Cook penne pasta according to directions on the box.
Sauce: In a hot saute pan, melt the two tbsp. of roasted garlic butter. Add lobster meat and shrimp, cooking until the shrimp is opaque. Add asparagus, pasta and Alfredo sauce, cooking until everything is heated through.
To Serve: Split between four bowls and garnish with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.