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.




Orange Rum Glazed Snapper

Red Lobster Recipe

Serves 4

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (see note)
1/4 cup rum (regular or dark)
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1 large fennel bulb, white part only, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
4 snapper fillets, skinless
salt and pepper to taste
4 orange slices

Preheat an indoor grill or oven to 400 degrees.

Glaze: In a small saucepan, over medium heat, saute the olive oil and garlic for 3-5 minutes. Mix in the sweet chili sauce, rum, and orange marmalade and stir often until a syrup is formed and all the marmalade is melted, remove from heat.

Snapper: Tear off a piece of aluminum foil about 3 feet long. Mix the fennel and red pepper slices and lay out on the foil, covering about half of the foil & drizzle with 1/4 cup of the orange rum glaze. Place the snapper on top of glaze and season the fish with salt & pepper. Pour the rest of the glaze over the snapper, coating the fish well. Place an orange slice on top of each piece of Snapper. Fold over the rest of the foil and crimp the edges to seal the pouch. Place on the indoor grill or in the oven and cook until fish is white and flaky. This took about 10-12 minutes on a hinged top indoor grill and about 20 minutes in the oven.

The sweet chili sauce is usually found in the Asian section at the grocery store not to be confused with the red chili sauce used for shrimp cocktail.

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