Long John Silver's is the largest quick-service seafood restaurant chain in the United States, with about one-third of the estimated $1.24 billion market. The chain's more than 1,200 units, located in 36 states, feature a nautical theme and a menu that includes, in addition to Long John Silver's trademark batter-dipped fish, chicken, and seafood, breaded fish, sandwiches, french fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, corn, and desserts. About 60 percent of the U.S. units are owned and operated by the company; the remainder, along with all of the 28 overseas outlets, are franchises. More than 120 of the U.S. units are cobranded sites also featuring an A&W All-American Food outlet.
Captain D's Seafood Restaurant Copycat Recipe
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
8 cloves garlic, halved
4 (6 oz.) tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry
1 tablespoon dried parsley
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the butter, lemon juice, and garlic in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave in 10 second increments until the butter is completely melted and the garlic has softened. Stir between each session, about 1 minute total.
Arrange the tilapia in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the butter mixture over the fillets ensuring they are all evenly covered. Sprinkle the parsley over the tilapia. Bake in the preheated oven. Turn the fillets every 10 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 40 minutes total.