Alaska’s succulent bairdi crab are being celebrated in the dining rooms of Red Lobster restaurants nationwide for a limited time this summer, as a featured item during the chain’s annual Crabfest.
The menu also features a variety of other crab entrees, including a combo of snow crab, king crab and Red Lobster’s signature crab linguini Alfredo, plus a combo dish of snow crab legs with shrimp, sea scallops, mussels and tomatoes in a garlic and white wine broth.
Red Lobster officials would not say how long the Crabfest would last, but while it does they are also offering wild caught sockeye and coho salmon, fresh from Bristol Bay and Prince William Sound in Alaska.
Claudia Hogue, food service director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, said Red Lobster’s proud history of supporting seafood sustainability makes it a great partner to help tell the story of the quality of Alaska seafood and bring this wild caught crab and salmon to tables across North America.
To help diners learn more about Alaska seafood, Red Lobster is releasing three chef videos on the restaurant chain’s YouTube channel.
Red Lobster, which bills itself as the world’s largest seafood restaurant company, is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Its focus is on freshly prepared seafood at reasonable prices, served in a contemporary seaside atmosphere. Red Lobster has over 700 restaurants in the US and Canada, plus a growing international footprint.