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No need to leave your house when you can make some of the most popular Red Lobster Recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen.
The first Red Lobster restaurant opened back in 1968 in Florida and is now one of the most famous seafood chains in the country. You can find a variety of dishes like lobster, shrimp scampi, snow crab legs, and biscuits on the Red Lobster menu.
We have compiled some of the best copycat Red Lobster recipes that can easily be made at home the next time you are craving some of these seafood restaurant favorites.
1. Shrimp Scampi
This recipe is very close to the famous Red Lobster shrimp scampi. It's one of the most popular dishes on the Red Lobster menu and for good reason. Made with large shrimp, white wine, lemon juice, butter, and herbs that sit on top of a pile of pasta.
2. Cheddar Bay Biscuits
The iconic Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are probably one of the best known dishes to come from the restaurant. Cheddar cheese and garlic make this biscuit recipe stand out and some of the best biscuits around. These buttery biscuits are typically served as a starter before the main course is served.
Did you know that the Cheddar Bay Biscuits are so popular they have their own Facebook page with almost 1 million followers?
3. Coconut Shrimp and Pina Colada Sauce
Bring on the tropical flavors with this copycat Red Lobster Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp and Pina Colada sauce. Plump shrimp is coated in coconut flakes, bread crumbs and lightly fried to crispy perfection.
The pina colada dipping sauce is so delicious and the perfect sauce to compliment the shrimp. Made with coconut cream, crushed pineapple, and a few more simple ingredients. This is sure to become a favorite.
4. Red Lobster Crispy Brussels Sprouts
These crispy Brussels sprouts a tasty side dish item you can find on the menu. The sprouts are coated in a soy-ginger glaze and mixed with fried onions.
Even if you think you don't care for Brussels sprouts these are definitely worth trying. Sweet, salty, crunchy, this veggie dish is packed with flavor and texture.
5. Red Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms
Copycat Red Lobster stuffed mushrooms are the perfect appetizer to serve with your restaurant style meal. Mushrooms are stuffed with tender crab meat, bread crumbs, and cheese for a bite bursting with flavor.
These mushrooms can be cooked in the air fryer in about 10 minutes but can also be made in the oven.
6. Red Lobster Tartar Sauce
Tartar sauce is the perfect condiment for seafood. You won't believe how easy it is to make this sauce recipe and it lasts for several days in the refrigerator.
7. Red Lobster Clam Chowder
Copycat Red Lobster clam chowder is always a hit. This creamy soup tastes very similar to the restaurants and is full of clams and potatoes. Chowder is a hearty soup that is great to make on a cold day. Serve it as a starter or as a main dish alongside a salad.
8. Red Lobster Artichoke Dip
Have leftover lobster meat or just craving a delicious warm and cheesy dip? Try this copycat Red Lobster artichoke dip. Three different cheeses are baked with artichoke hearts and plump lobster for an appetizer you won't forget.
Serve with vegetables or crackers. We even like piling this dip on toast for a main meal.
9. Red Lobster Crab Alfredo
Rich crab Alfredo has the creamy sauce of classic Alfredo dish along with chunks of crab meat. This is a meal that is a must make and is always a winner with guests.
10. Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos
Red Lobster shrimp nachos are a fun twist on a classic appetizer. Bite-sized shrimp sit on top tortilla chips, cheese sauce, and all the nacho toppings you want.
11. Red Lobster Cajun Chicken Pasta
This super easy pasta dish packs a punch when it comes to flavor. Cajun seasoning, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, cheese, and chicken are combined to make a wonderful meal that will have everyone licking their plates clean. The best part is it takes less than 20 minutes to make.
12. Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue
Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue might be a thing of the past but you can still easily make it at home. It's made with a variety of cheeses, lobster meat, and shrimp. Serve hot with things like pieces of crusty bread, vegetables, crackers, and more.
13. Red Lobster Crab Cakes
These crab cakes might not be exactly like what you will find at the restaurant but they made the list because they incorporate cheddar bay biscuit mix in the recipe. This mix gives these crab cakes a delicious garlicky taste similar to the famous biscuits.
14. Red Lobster Bacon Wrapped Scallops
There are many different Red Lobster copycat recipes but this one is a must try. Scallops are marinated in wine and butter and then wrapped in bacon. They are baked for about 30 minutes to get the bacon crispy and then served warm for an out of this world appetizer. A tasty combination of surf and turf in one bite.
15. Red Lobster White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Decadent mashed potatoes are combined with white cheddar cheese and a hint of garlic. This easy recipe makes a great side dish for all kinds of meals.
16. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
If you want something a little different than shrimp and lobster, this Parmesan crusted tilapia is a delicious dish to try. Fresh tilapia fillets are topped with cheese and herbs for a light and tasty meal.
17. Lobster Tail
The Maine lobster tail is part of one of Red Lobster's most popular menu items, "The Ultimate Feast". It comes with lobster tail, snow crab legs, shrimp scampi, and Walt's favorite shrimp.
Red Lobster bakes their lobster tails in the oven and they are served with melted butter for dipping.
18. Snow Crab Legs
Snow crabs can be found on the menu at Red Lobster and might seem intimidating to make, however they are easier than you might think. They are really simple and can be done in about 10 minutes. This recipe is really similar to the Red Lobster version.
19. Red Lobster Cajun Spice Mix
This is a delicious spice mixture that isn't too spicy and hot. A wonderful way to add seasoning to seafood, chicken, even vegetables. The taste is similar to Old Bay seasoning and can be stored for several months.
20. Shrimp Cocktail
This recipe is inspired by Red Lobster's Jumbo shrimp cocktail. A super simple appetizer or main dish, shrimp cocktail is quality, cold shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce. The best part about making cocktail sauce at home is you are able to adjust the spiciness level to your liking.
21. Inspired by Walt's Favorite Shrimp
Walt's favorite shrimp is named after the restaurant's famous Chef Walt. These butterflied shrimp are also one of my favorite dishes to order.
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21 Red Lobster Recipes
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped optional
- Place butter in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium-low heat until butter has melted.
- Stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve warm.
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