Sunday, October 21, 2007

No more Red Lobster for me!

I really do not like eating at chain restaurants. You know…like the Applebee’s, Chili’s, TGI Fridays of the world? There are just way too many good restaurants in the world to waste my superior palette at the chains (please note the sarcasm here….). I could never understand why in places like New York or Los Angeles …. where there are some of the best restaurants in the world… there are lines out the door to a Red Lobster.

BUT…do you ever eat something at one of these places that you just fall in love with?

That is my relationship with Red Lobster. I hate their food. It is gross. Someone told me once that they use to work next to a Red Lobster and the staff (after closing) would actually race the lobsters across the dirty floors. EW!

If you have never been to a Red Lobster…you are not missing much. But one of the things you are missing is their amazing cheddar biscuits that they serve for their bread. These things are so good. I used to have an old roommate who worked at the ol’ Red Lobster and we would beg her to bring us cheddar biscuits. These delectable bread wonders are the only reason why I would step through the doors of a red lobster. Sad…that the “free” thing at the restaurant is the thing that I want the most.

The other day my friend gave me the recipe for the biscuits. I will never have to go to a red lobster again!!! They are so easy to make and I feel like they taste pretty darn similar.

Eric took one bite of the biscuit…some drool dropped out of the side of his mouth…and he proclaimed: This is the best biscuit I have ever had in my life. Its possible there were even swear words mixed in there.

So…I share this simple recipe with you in hopes that you too will never have to visit a Red Lobster again!!
Red Lobster Biscuits
from Good Eats & Sweet Treats

2 cups Bisquick mix
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/4 cup butter - melted

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Combine first 3 ingredients until moist. Drop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden.

While the biscuits are baking, mix melted butter, parsley and garlic.

Pour over hot biscuits and serve.


Amanda said...

I *LOVE* those biscuits too! They have great drinks also ;)a

Christy said...

Yep, those biscuits are yummy---I had them for the 1st time when my cousin made them. Thanx for the recipe!
Add Olive Garden to the list---I just don't understand what the fascination about this restaurant is.

A Real Librarian said...

O.M.G!! This is Awesome!! I love these biscuits!!!

RACHEL said...

I made these a few weeks ago when Jaime posted the recipe and I am IN LOVE. So freakin' yummy. And you are so right about Red Lobster! These biscuits are the main reason I go there!

Courtney said...

I was afraid I was going to get to the bottom of the post and there wouldn't be a recipe. Thank you!!!

shelby said...

Totally putting that recipe on my cooking list for next weekend...those look amazing!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful view - You really lucked out this time - but come to think of it from what you said about your digs in Los Angles & Tempe they weren't bad either - hope you have a good experience in each city that you go to -
I am not a lover of any of those restaurants that you mentioned - but sad to say I do frequent some of them on rare occasions - you are also right about the bisquits - they are really good - I'd take the receipe but I'm afraid I'd eat them all in one sitting
Love you both,

stuffed bear girl said...


You totally just won my heart. If you want to come live with me, feel free. XD

Carmen said...

You are my hero! And Eric's one lucky guy :)