The only reason to go to Red Lobster
I don’t eat seafood, not even shrimp or crabs (GASP I KNOW?! The only excuse I can give is that the 9 years I spent not in Maryland did not foster the love of crabs that all other Marylanders have). My family on the other hand eats the stuff. Yuck. My best friend and her family enjoy it, and have a personal discount when they go to Red Lobster. So I have been to RL more times than I can count. I order my chicken fingers with a little hint of embarrassment, then remember that I order these 6 out of 10 times at other places and move on to the reason I agree to set foot through the door in the first place. The biscuits. They are cheesy, and garlicky and HORRIBLE for you. The worst part is, that you know this, and you still can’t keep yourself from having a 2nd or 3rd(shutter) I have found a recipe that claims to be the same as the RL one. So I decided to try it out, adapting it a little to fit my taste (which is quite simple and plain… seriously, PB no J, waffle no syrup…)
I am not in the mood to make biscuit dough from scratch. It is Friday, I averaged only 4-5 hours of sleep every night this week, I just want a quick dinner and a movie to fall asleep to. Sorry boyfriend. Bisquick it is!
2 Cups of Bisquick
1/2 cups COLD water
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I am using mild because bf and I aren’t big fans of sharp)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley ( using Italian seasoning because it is all we have and we don’t need extra spices right now)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
Heat oven 450. Combine Bisquick, water and cheese in bowl.(I added a little garlic and seasons, just a little)
Roll out on lightly floured surface 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits and place on ungreased pan. (I was lazy, I skipped this step and just dropped clumps on and flattened, I also used a little pam on the cookie sheet).
Melt butter and spices (I only used 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, and no parsley)and brush on the biscuits. Bake 8-10 mins. (This was more like 11 mins 30 seconds, but this could be because I took the chicken out of the oven at 350 and put the biscuits in and then turned it up to 450).
You could make this healthier for you by using fat free cheese and using the butter sparingly. My cheese however was not fat free. O well.
The Results: They were almost perfect. The seasonings were perfect, they were nice and buttery, the only thing I would do differently is add more cheese, probably up it to 1 cup. Of course I had more than one… Matt had 5 6. I guess he liked them 😀 We will definitely be adding this to our rotation, but maybe make it a little bit healthier.