Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Red Lobster Garlic Cheese Biscuits

The hubs loves seafood.  Me not as much.

I mean I love fish, crab (especially fresh in Seattle), and shrimp.  The rest I can't stand.  

Tastes way too fishy or seafoody.  And way too squishy.  The hubs on the other hand loves to find fantastic restaurants that sell scallops.  Those are his favorite.  When I went to Seattle I brought home fresh scallops and he was in heaven. 

He loves Red Lobster for their scallops and for their biscuits.  We don't have a Red Lobster within 200 miles of where we live, so I decided to make a homemade version one night so he could have his beloved biscuits.  He loved them and was quite happy.  Now if I would make scallops more often I think I might send him over the edge with happiness, but this girl doesn't cook scallops that often.  So gross!  I guess he will just have to survive :)

Red Lobster Garlic Cheese Biscuits

(click here for printable version)

1  3/4  cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp dried parsley
5 tbsp cold butter
1 cup milk
1 up cheddar cheese, shredded

3 tbsp butter, melted
1/8 tsp granulated garlic

1. Preheat oven to 450°F.  Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.  Set aside.

2.  In a large bowl add flour, salt, baking powder, pinch of garlic and parsley together and mix well. Cut your cold butter into chunks and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender cut the butter into the mixture. Keep blending until it looks like coarse crumbs.

3. Make a well in the flour/butter ingredients and pour the milk right in the middle of the well. Using a wooden spoon, mix the ingredients together. Don't over mix (stop mixing just before everything is incorporated). Add shredded cheddar cheese into the bowl and stir just until incorporated.

4. Spoon the dough onto your prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden and crispy along the tops and bottoms.

5.  While biscuits are cooking, prepare topping.  Add the 1/8 tsp to the melted butter.  As soon as the biscuits are done, remove from oven and brush the hot biscuits with the garlic butter.  Serve immediately. They are best warm from the oven. Enjoy!

Source: Jamie Cooks It Up
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