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.




Maui Luau Shrimp

Red Lobster Recipe

Serves 4

4 (5–6 oz.) skinned salmon fillet
24 (26–30) count peeled shrimp
4 bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 10–15 minutes)
8 fresh pineapple half moons (super sweet variety)
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
sweet chili sauce (choose your favorite brand, but make sure it is sweet)

Note: Sweet chili sauce is usually found in the Asian specialties section of your local market. It should not be confused with the thicker tomato version of chili sauce

Brush both sides of salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. After soaking the skewers, slide 6 shrimp onto each skewer, leaving room on either end. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cut the fresh pineapple into slices approximately half inch in diameter and then cut in half. Brush both sides with olive oil. On a medium heated grill, place the salmon flesh side down. Grill about 6 to 7 minutes per side or until the fish reaches 150 degrees.
Grill shrimp about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until 150 degrees. Grill pineapple for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until there is good caramelization. Brush all items generously with the sweet chili sauce.

To serve, place the pineapple at the top of each plate and crisscross. Top the pineapple with a scoop of your favorite rice. Crisscross the salmon and the shrimp skewer on top of the rice. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite vegetable.

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