There are plenty of mysteries on this earth of ours and many are definitely worth solving. But for foodies the ingredients that are composed in some of the greatest culinary treasures out there are perhaps the mysteries at the top of the list, so that’s why today we’ve charged ourselves with solving this tricky little mystery here: What’s in Red Lobster biscuits?
Last time we took a look at what was in Big Mac Sauce and this time we decided to take a look at something that in many ways is equally mysterious and equally popular…at least amongst carboholics.
So get your magnifying glass, notebook and sleuth’s hat, and follow me on the trail of ingredients to Red Lobster’s secret vault… Who knows what we’ll find…
History of an old standby
Red Lobster was founded in 1968 and since then chains have sporadically popped up across North America, garnering quite a name for itself as essentially the affordable place to get your seafood needs when the craving hits you.
And it isn’t just North America, Guilty Eaters. Red Lobster has a whopping 719 locations around the globe and that’s as of 2020. Furthermore, a 2018 census showed them at an equally whopping $2.6 Billion in revenue! Now that’s a lot of seafood sold …and biscuits munched on.
Okay…no, it isn’t the fanciest place to go, but man does it hit the spot and really, let’s not be difficult…they still today—and have always made—a really delicious seafood platter or two. And on the menu, they also serve steak, pasta, many grilled and deep fried options and deliciously sweet desserts.
So if it isn’t the décor, the coziness of the place, or the garlic butter, or even the overall smell of properly cooked seafood emanating towards you from the swinging doors of the kitchen, then there’s only one other item that keeps people coming back for more and that’s the Red Lobster Biscuits—specifically the Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
The great thing about the internet these days…there’s information everywhere you look, and for foodies this is especially great…particularly when trying to solve a mystery such as this one here.
YouTube in particular has great recipes, but you’ve got to be selective. Now there are a lot of great recipes out there but I’ve narrowed it down to 3 for the sake of brevity. I mean we all want to get to trying these, am I right? Also, I don’t have all day to write this….
So first up is the legendary Culinarian and Iron Chef, Cat Cora herself. She took these on and dare I say it blew the originals out of the water, as the expression goes. Now Red Lobster is the be all end all for these biscuits, but if you want something that takes them over the edge, Chef Cora’s recipe is certainly a way to go.
Next on the list is YouTuber Joshua Weissman. He’s very reliable in terms of recipes people, and heck he makes a very interesting, educational and entertaining video…proving that the great thing about YouTube is that people who are genuinely gifted sometime show through, and they have no one to thank but themselves and those of us who turn in to watch over and over again.
This man’s channel and his recipe for these babies in particular is definitely worth your time.
And last but certainly not least, is of course the Anthony Kitchen…yet another source of great recipes and information and Kelly Anthony gives us an exceptional recipe for these Cheddar Bay Biscuits as well.
Now what are you waiting for? Get to trying these and let us know how they turn out.
Have you ever tried these before now, dear readers? Do you have any improvements, shortcuts or new ideas on how to make them? Let us know.