Red Lobster, other restaurants launch summer seafood dishes

Red Lobster is one of many American restaurant chains to launch new seafood dishes this summer.

While chains are offering shrimp on their limited-time menus, Orlando, Florida, USA-based Red Lobster recently launched a Crunch-Fried Flounder sandwich.

The sandwich, available for a limited time, includes hand-beaten wild plaice, tartar sauce and coleslaw with a choice of side, by Chew Boom.

A spokesperson for Red Lobster did not respond to SeafoodSource’s request for comment.

Meanwhile, California Pizza Kitchen, based in Costa Mesa, California, USA, offers two seafood dishes on its summer menu: Cioppino Seafood and Salmon with Roasted Summer Vegetables.

The CPK version of the classic Italian dish Seafood Cioppino features blue mussels, calamari, white fish, bay scallops and shrimp in a white wine tomato broth with fennel, garlic and fresh basil.

Meanwhile, the Seared Summer Vegetable Salmon features North Atlantic salmon roasted on a cedar plank and served with fingerling potatoes, seasonal cherry tomatoes, charred onions and bell peppers.

“Two things that immediately come to mind when we hear the words ‘California’ and ‘summer’ are fresh fruits and vegetables and seafood, and that’s what our new summer menu is all about” , said Brian Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Culinary Innovation at CPK. in a press release.

Meanwhile, Tampa, Florida, USA-based Bonefish Grill has launched a limited-time dish: Shrimp Rangoon Topped Salmon. Wood-grilled salmon is topped with creamy shrimp rangoon and finished with pancko breadcrumbs and sweet chili sauce.

The shrimp is the star on the summer menus of many restaurants, as the cost of farmed shrimp has remained relatively stable compared to other seafood and other proteins.

Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Long John Silver’s, eg, recently launched Coconut Popcorn Shrimp. Customers can order the new shrimp in a Snackbox or Combo Fish and Coconut Popcorn Shrimp Platter, or 10.00 USD (10.00 EUR) Sea-Share or Family Feast.

Similarly, Red Lobster, which operates more than 700 restaurants, unroll a dish of grilled prawns with BBQ bacon as part of its Summerfest promotion.

Two skewers of fire-grilled shrimp are glazed with a mild, smoky barbecue sauce and topped with crispy bacon and green onions, then served over orzo with your choice of side. It can be ordered as part of Red Lobster’s “3 courses for 18.99 USD (18.99 EUR)”, when accompanied by a soup or salad and an individual entree.

Skewers of red Argentine shrimp, fire-grilled and served over orzo and a choice of two sides, are also included in Red Lobster’s Summerfest.

Mexican restaurant chain Qdoba unveiled a Citrus Lime Shrimp limited-time promotion, using Best Aquaculture Practices certified shrimp, earlier this summer.

Photo courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen

Dino S. Williams