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.




Parmesan Crunch Shrimp

Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

5-7 large size shrimp, shelled and deveined (reserve the tail)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter

Devein and peel shrimp, but leave tail on. Set aside. Combine flour, pepper and salt in a mixing bowl. In another bowl, combine egg and garlic powder. In a third bowl, add bread crumbs. Dredge each shrimp into the bowl of flour making sure shrimp is evenly coated. Next, dip them into the beaten eggs. Lastly, generously coat each shrimp with the breadcrumbs. Set aside. Add olive oil and butter in a preheated pan. Fry shrimp over medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes or until they turn pink in color. Set aside in a baking dish. Do not over cook otherwise shrimp will become rubbery. Sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese on top off the shrimp. Place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

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