Red Lobster to Feature Dish from 'The Next Food Network Star'


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
June 22, 2008

Judges on last night's episode of "The Next Food Network Star" selected contestant Kelsey Nixon's recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Crusted Tilapia to be featured on Red Lobster's "Today's Fresh Fish" menu. One of the judges was Michael LaDuke, Red Lobster's senior executive chef. The restaurant will begin offering the item today at all locations.

"Kelsey's recipe is an innovative, flavorful take on simple fresh fish- the unique ingredient combination of macadamia nuts, coconut and white chocolate is an excellent compliment to increasingly popular tilapia," says LaDuke. "We are thrilled to have her winning dish on the 'Today's Fresh Fish' menu."

Launched nationwide last year, "Today's Fresh Fish" offers five to eight fresh fish species daily at all Red Lobster restaurants across North America.

A video from "The Next Food Network Star" Episode 4 featuring Nixon and LaDuke preparing the dish together and a blog by LaDuke about his experience as a guest judge can be viewed at The recipe will be posted along with a video demonstration.

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