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Monday, April 22, 2013

Red Lobster - Reviews & $25 Giveaway!

A few weeks ago - the folks at Red Lobster invited a group of bloggers to taste some of their new items and I am SO glad I went! 

I got to meet Adventure Mom, Family Friendly, Gravy Train and Entertaining Views - all these bloggers and all this food!! It's gonna be a good night! 

First up was a bevvy of appetizers! The Seaside Sampler has lobster & crab stuffed mushrooms, coconut fried shrimp and shrimp cocktail. Shrimp cocktail is always good but for sure the coconut shrimp was my favorite. I love fried butterfly shrimp and you could definitely taste the coconut. 

Do you have anybody in your family that doesn't like seafood? Well - now you can bring them! They have a few new options - one is the Southwest Chicken Pizza. There was bbq chicken, corn, peppers and jalapeno ranch. The crust was really thin and crispy and for a non-seafood person - it's a great option!

Another non-seafood option is their new Buffalo Chicken Bites. Little strips of chicken breaded, fried and dipped in buffalo sauce. This was a favorite across the entire table - who doesn't love buffalo sauce?

My personal favorite was tucked away between two boys but I managed to wrangle some away from them. It was the sweet chili shrimp - this was big butterflied shrimp that is breaded, fried and then dipped in the sweet chili sauce. It had a kick to it but was still light and tasty!

Beyond the apps - we also had the classic cheddar bay biscuits and salads - the Caesar at Red Lobster is one of my favorites! But I'd had both of those before - so I was trying to save room for more new goodies!

I decided to try lobster - it was LobsterFest so what better time to have some! I have tried it before but usually Larry and I get King Crab so we decided to try something different this time.

My special had two kinds of lobster as well as crab alfredo. I have to say their crab alfredo is one of my favorite of entrees. It's one of those things I crave and out of nowhere I'll just have to go get it - right now! So I was really excited to have it - plus with all the apps - LEFTOVERS! Needless to say - I had a great lunch the next day.


First up - the Rock Lobster. These type of lobsters actually don't have claws! Instead of claws they have antennae to protect themselves. Rock lobster almost has a chicken texture to it - you definitely need a steak knife to cut it. It's not near as sweet as Maine lobster. It's good but...


...the Maine lobster was my favorite! It's much sweeter and more crab-like in it's sweetness. Plus - as Larry mentioned - it's far less work than crab! It's got a light texture and when you dip it in the drawn butter - it's delicious!

After this - they even gave us dessert! Oye - we were so full - I took mine home. So yeah - the next day my lunch was lobster, crab alfredo and cheesecake. Not too shabby!

We love Red Lobster - it's good affordable seafood! And now - even more affordable - in addition to the chicken dishes - they've added 15 entrees under $15! Right now they also have a dinner for two special for just $25! It includes salad, biscuits, two entrees and an appetizer or dessert! One of which is Pineapple Upside Down Cake - um - I might have to check that out.

And now I've got $25 for one of you! You can check out that dinner for two special for yourself! Enter below to win that for yourself!

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