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28 Red Lobster Copycat Recipes

Bring the catch of the day home with Red Lobster favorites like buttery shrimp scampi, lobster tails, stuffed flounder and—of course—those addictive, cheesy little biscuits.

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Inspired by: Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut ShrimpTaste of Home

Inspired by: Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp

Panko crumbs give this spicy baked coconut shrimp its crunch. It’s great for an appetizer or for your main meal. — Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas

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Inspired by: Garlic Shrimp ScampiTaste of Home

Inspired by: Garlic Shrimp Scampi

This shrimp scampi recipe looks elegant enough to serve to company, but it’s easy to prepare. The bright flavors of lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp. Serve it over pasta and wait for the compliments. —Lori Packer, Omaha, Nebraska

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Inspired by: Hand-Battered Fish and Chips

Inspired by: Hand-Battered Fish and Chips

Dine as though you're in a traditional British pub. These moist fish fillets from the oven have a fuss-free coating that's healthy but just as crunchy and golden as the deep-fried kind. Simply seasoned and baked, the crispy fries are perfect on the side. —Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado

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Inspired by: Roasted Maine Lobster Bake

Inspired by: Roasted Maine Lobster Bake

I’ve cooked lobster alla diavola (devil’s style) since I was first married. We serve lobster at family celebrations, usually with linguine or capellini. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida

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Inspired by: Cheddar Bay BiscuitsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Cheddar Bay Biscuits

My biscuits won the prize for best quick bread at my county fair. One of the judges liked them so much, she asked for the recipe! These buttery, savory biscuits go with just about anything. —Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio

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Inspired by: Walt's Favorite ShrimpTaste of Home

Inspired by: Walt's Favorite Shrimp

Talk about fuss-free! These skewers are simple to assemble, and they grill to perfection in minutes. My guests enjoy them with a spicy seafood sauce. —Dianna Knight, Clayton, North Carolina

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Inspired by: Soy-Ginger SalmonTaste of Home

Inspired by: Soy-Ginger Salmon

Ginger, garlic powder and green onion blend nicely in an easy marinade that gives pleasant flavor to salmon. We also like to use this versatile mixture when grilling chicken, but we've found it tastes even better when marinated in the fridge overnight. —Dan Strumberger, Farmington, Minnesota

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Inspired by: New England Clam ChowderTaste of Home

Inspired by: New England Clam Chowder

I ran across this recipe in one of my antique cookbooks. It's a timeless classic I like to prepare for friends and family throughout the year, but especially during the holidays. —Betty Ann Morgan, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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Inspired by: Crab Linguine AlfredoTaste of Home

Inspired by: Crab Linguine Alfredo

When I was pregnant with my first daughter I had to limit my fat intake due to health problems. I still wanted delicious meals that were great for entertaining so I started making this Alfredo for special occasions. —Jackie Price, Trenton, Missouri

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Inspired by: Parmesan-Crusted Fresh Tilapia

I love that simple Parmesan cheese brings such richness to an otherwise mild-tasting fish. It's one dish where leftovers are never a problem! —Tracy Locken, Gillette, Wyoming

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Inspired by: Mediterranean ShrimpTaste of Home

Inspired by: Mediterranean Shrimp

Any recipe that is special enough for company but easy enough for a weeknight meal is a favorite in my book. All you need to finish off the meal is a side salad and crusty French bread to sop up the delicious tomato and wine juices. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York

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Inspired by: Lobster BisqueTaste of Home

Inspired by: Lobster Bisque

We live on the Gulf Coast, where fresh seafood is plentiful. I adapted several recipes to come up with this rich bisque. It's great as a first course or an entree, and it can be made with just shrimp or crabmeat. —Pat Edwards, Dauphin Island, Alabama

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Inspired by: Farm-Raised CatfishTaste of Home

Inspired by: Farm-Raised Catfish

You can use this recipe with any thick fish fillet, but I suggest catfish or haddock. The Cajun flavor is great! —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania

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Inspired by: Crispy Shrimp Lettuce WrapsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Crispy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce forms a crispy shell that's full of possibilities, depending on what's in your fridge. Swap shrimp for cooked chicken, pork or tofu. Mix in any veggies you want: carrots, broccoli, snow peas and chopped zucchini are all fantastic add-ins. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by: Seafood-Stuffed FlounderTaste of Home

Inspired by: Seafood-Stuffed Flounder

The delicious shrimp-herb stuffing makes this fish recipe special enough for company. But it really isn’t hard to make, and since our family enjoys fish, we eat it often. —Marie Forte, Raritan, New Jersey

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Inspired by: Garlic-Grilled ShrimpTaste of Home

Inspired by: Garlic-Grilled Shrimp

This is easy and delicious! These shrimp are great with steak, but for a special occasion, brush the sauce on lobster tails and grill. —Sheryl Shenberger, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Inspired by: Crunch-Fried Fish SandwichTaste of Home

Inspired by: Crunch-Fried Fish Sandwich

Fishing for a burger alternative? Consider it caught. A hint of cayenne is cooled by a creamy yogurt and mayo sauce in this fish sandwich that will put your local drive-thru to shame. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by: Key Lime Pie

Inspired by: Key Lime Pie

For a taste of paradise, try this no-bake Key lime pie recipe. It's low in fat, sugar and fuss. It truly is the best Key lime pie recipe ever! —Frances VanFossan, Warren, Michigan

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Inspired by: Cajun Chicken Linguine Alfredo

Inspired by: Cajun Chicken Linguine Alfredo

My family loves pasta, so I decided to get in the kitchen and come up with my own chicken pasta bake. This recipe is quick and simple to make, and it tastes so good, they all go back for seconds. I serve it with a tossed salad and garlic bread. —Kim Weishuhn, Pensacola, Florida

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Inspired by: Seafood Gumbo

Gumbo is one dish that makes Louisiana cuisine so famous. We live across the state line in Texas and can’t seem to get enough of this traditional gumbo recipe that features okra, shrimp, spicy seasonings and what is called the holy trinity—onions, green peppers and celery. This recipe calls for seafood, but you could also use chicken, duck or sausage. —Ruth Aubey, San Antonio, Texas

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Inspired by: NY Strip and Rock Lobster TailTaste of Home

Inspired by: NY Strip and Rock Lobster Tail

For an intimate dinner with close friends, serve this stunning dinner of tenderloin steaks and lobster tail. Your guests will think they are dining at a fine restaurant when you serve them this surf and turf dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by: Sweet Chili ShrimpTaste of Home

Inspired by: Sweet Chili Shrimp

These finger-lickin' shrimp practically fly off the platter at my get-togethers. Play with the amount of sriracha to get the spice level just the way you like it. —Susan Harrison, Laurel, Maryland

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Inspired by: Wood-Grilled Tilapia TacosTaste of Home

Inspired by: Wood-Grilled Tilapia Tacos

Fish tacos are my new favorite thing—lighter and healthier than beef tacos smothered in cheese. Try adding tomatoes, green onions and chopped jalapeno on top. —Deb Perry, Traverse City, Michigan

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Inspired by: Creamy Potato Bacon SoupTaste of Home

Inspired by: Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious baked potato soup at a restaurant while on vacation and I came home determined to duplicate the flavor. It took me five years to get the taste right! —Joann Goetz, Genoa, Ohio

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Inspired by: Maple-Glazed ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Maple-Glazed Chicken

When I became a new mother, my mom helped me find comforting and simple recipes to have on hand. This terrific roast chicken is a happy discovery. —Sara Eilers, Surprise, Arizona

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Inspired by: Shrimp Linguini Alfredo

Inspired by: Shrimp Linguini Alfredo

After tasting fettuccine Alfredo at a restaurant, I tried to duplicate the recipe at home. You can't imagine how pleased I was when I came up with this delicious version. Not only does my family love the creamy dish, but my husband prefers it to the one at the restaurant. —Rae Natoli, Kingston, New York

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Inspired by: Salmon New OrleansTaste of Home

Inspired by: Salmon New Orleans

We eat this salmon a lot, along with couscous and fresh veggies. Even my 2-year-old devours it. —Lyndsay Rensing, Katy, Texas

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Inspired by: Rock Lobster TailTaste of Home

Inspired by: Rock Lobster Tail

I had never tried grilling lobster tails at home until I tried this convenient and deliciously different recipe. It turned out amazing, and has left me with little reason to ever order grilled lobster tail at a restaurant again. Here's how to cook lobster tails on the grill. —Katie Rush, Kansas City, Missouri

Rachel Seis
As senior editor for Taste of Home magazine, Rachel has her hand in everything you see from cover to cover, from writing and editing articles to taste-testing recipes to ensuring every issue is packed with fun and fabulous content. She'll roll up her sleeves to try any new recipe in the kitchen—from spicy Thai dishes (her favorite!) to classic Southern comfort food (OK...also her favorite). When she's not busy thinking of her next meal, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, going for a run, exploring National Parks and traveling to new-to-her cities across the country.

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