I’ve never been shy about the fact that I’m not a seafood fan. However, my in-laws are, and they also love Red Lobster. I’ve gone there on occasion with them, but I always get a steak or chicken meal. I know, I know, that’s like going to a renowned steak place and getting ground beef, but I just can’t bring myself to order a fish dish knowing that I may not like it. Though, with that being said, if I were to ever do so and end up not liking it, at least at Red Lobster I could just eat the biscuits! Oh man, how delicious would that be?!
Knowing how much my husband loves their biscuits, I remember trying biscuit mixes in college trying to replicate them for my then boyfriend. Never once did they come close! For a while now I’ve had this recipe starred in my Google Reader ready to try but I’ve never gotten around to it. The recipe requires Bisquick mix and I’m not opposed to that, however it’s not something I typically have in the pantry, but when it was on sale super cheap at my grocery store and temperatures began dropping (drastically!) I knew that it was time to try these biscuits. The recipe looked like it would replicate the flavors well, and given the number of posts I’d seen with this recipe I figured it couldn’t be bad, however I had a nice big batch of beef stew that we could fill up on should the side dish be a flop.
Flop they were not! After Rob tried a bite, the first thing he said I can’t really write on here as I’d have to put a rating on here. Needless to say, they were a hit. Plus, since I was making just for the two of us we had LOTS leftover. I froze the leftovers and have since tried them from the freezer – still delicious! Just thaw them in the fridge overnight and throw in a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes to heat through and crisp up the edges a bit.
Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Red Lobster Biscuits)
2 cups Bisquick mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine Bisquick, garlic powder and cheese in a medium bowl. Stir in milk until just combined. Using a cookie scoop place drops of dough onto cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the butter. Stir in parsley and garlic salt. When the timer goes off after 10 minutes, brush the butter mixture onto the biscuits. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
Optional: Before serving, brush biscuits with additional butter mixture.
Source: Pennies on a Platter