Red Lobster ringing in the holiday season with new menu items, including “Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Rangoon”

As the holiday season approaches, foodservice franchise Red Lobster Co. is rolling out its “Create Your Own Ultimate Feast” menu promotion once more.

Available for a limited-time, the promotional event invites guests to “create their own seafood masterpiece by mixing and matching between ten craveable seafood dishes,” Red Lobster explained in a press release. New menu items, such as Butter-Poached Maine Lobster Meat and Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Rangoon, are among the “Create Your Own Ultimate Feast” roster, as are classic Red Lobster staples like Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Wild-Caught Snow Crab Legs.     

Guest are able to customize their plates during the promotion with four seafood selections from three different categories: one Lobster item, one Seafood Favorite, and two Shrimp Classics. A choice of salad and a side, as well as unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits, are also included in the event, Red Lobster said.

For 2019, the breakdown of applicable “Create Your Own Ultimate Feast” categories is as follows:

  • Lobster: Classic Maine Lobster Tail, Lobster Mac and Cheese, and Butter-Poached Maine Lobster Meat.
  • Seafood Favorites: Wild-Caught Snow Crab Legs, Wood-Grilled Sea Scallops, and Wood-Grilled Sirloin.
  • Shrimp Classics: Walt's Favorite Shrimp, Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Rangoon, Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Wood-Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Skewer, and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp.

“Last year our guests loved being able to design their own customized plate featuring a combination of freshly prepared seafood, which is why we’re so excited to be bringing back Create Your Own Ultimate Feast for the second year in a row,” Red Lobster Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Dustin Hilinski said. “This year’s menu offers festive preparations for the holiday season, like our new Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Rangoon. Fried to perfection and served with a sweet chili sauce – it’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory!”

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Red Lobster employs more than 50,000 employees in over 700 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, and is growing its international footprint, it said. The franchise, which prides itself on being “the world's largest and most-loved seafood restaurant company,” made waves in August when CEO Kim Lopdrup told CNBC it would not be adding plant-based alternatives to its menus anytime soon.

“Yes, we have looked into plant-based seafood – it was terrible. And no, we’re not introducing it,” Lopdrup said over the summer.

Photo courtesy of Red Lobster


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