New shrimp dishes that are part of the Festival are:
- Wild-Caught Firecracker Red Shrimp – panko-crusted, wild-caught red shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy chili sauce
- Creamy Shrimp-and-Cheese Linguini – shrimp and linguini tossed in a creamy Cheddar and Parmesan sauce, topped with toasted Parmesan panko
- Bourbon-Brown Sugar Grilled Shrimp – featuring wood-grilled shrimp brushed with a bourbon and brown sugar glaze.
In addition to the new, limited-time items, guest can also choose from classic dishes including Red Lobster’s signature Hand-Crafted Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp and the Garlic-Grilled Shrimp Skewer. For the complete menu and more details see the Red Lobster Specials Page.
“Shrimp is one of the most versatile seafood proteins, making it perfect for seafood lovers to explore new flavors and preparations,” said Dustin Hilinski, Executive Chef and Director, Culinary at Red Lobster. “The Big Festival of Shrimp is a great opportunity for guests to try new combinations, and perhaps even expand their flavor palates as they start the new year.”
To complement their meals, guests can select from seasonal sides, including new Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms and new Roasted Carrots and Butternut Squash, both topped with a bourbon brown butter. Guests can also enjoy new cocktail options including new Blackberry Amaretto Sour with freshly muddled blackberries, DISARONNO and Red Lobster’s house sour mix, and new Spiked Sangria Splash, a white sangria blend of Jam Jar sweet white wine, Hennessy V.S, mango and passion fruit juices and Red Lobster’s house sour mix.
More details are in the Red Lobster video announcement below.
Guests are invited to share their experiences on Red Lobster’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. To view the complete Red Lobster menu, find a restaurant location or to join the Fresh Catch Club, visit Red Lobster’s website.
Red Lobster Rewards
Sign up for the Red Lobster email club and receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrees.
About Red Lobster (from Wikipedia)
Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneur Bill Darden and Charley Woodsby. Originally billed as a “Harbor for Seafood Lovers”, the original restaurant in Lakeland, Florida was followed by several others throughout the Southeast. General Mills acquired Red Lobster in 1970 as a five-unit restaurant company. The chain expanded rapidly in the 1980s.
In 1995, Red Lobster (along with Olive Garden and other sister chains) became part of Darden Restaurants, which was spun off from General Mills as an independent, publicly traded corporation. Today, there are nearly 700 Red Lobster locations throughout the United States.
To see the Red Lobster menus you need to select your location first at https://www.redlobster.com/locations/ and then click “View Menu”.
Red Lobster Recipes
You can find recipes for many Red Lobster specials and regular menu items at this Red Lobster website: http://www.redlobster.com/kitchen/
Red Lobster Specials
Red Lobster offers several limited-time specials during the year, such as Endless Shrimp and Lobsterfest. To view the current specials see the Red Lobster Specials website.