Red Lobster is making a splash into the holiday platter game by making their own version of loaded seafood trays.
The seafood chain has two different platters you can order on their website. One of them is a Chilled Seafood Holiday Platter, with 18 cocktail shrimp, 8 split Maine Lobster tails, and a half pound of jumbo lump crab meat tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. They’re all served with cocktail sauce for dipping, although we also see some pretty epic sandwiches or other feasts that could be made using this seafood smorgasbord.
If fried seafood is more your thing, there’s also a Shrimp Lover’s Holiday Platter featuring three kinds of fried shrimp. Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, and Crispy Shrimp come together with cocktail sauce, Dragon sauce, and a piña colada sauce on this tray. Altogether, there’s 4 dozen fried shrimp on this massive offering.
For those looking to splash out a little more cash and impress, the Chilled Seafood Holiday Platter is the more expensive of the two (since there’s 8 lobster tails on it). Prices will vary locally, but in Southern California, the tray costs $71. The fried shrimp variety comes in at $32 in the same region.
Both are now available to order on Red Lobster’s website.
One of the best things about Red Lobster is their warm, cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Of course, with the current pandemic going on, getting into a restaurant to get free batches of these isn’t an option for everyone.
You do get two biscuits per entree when ordering takeout or delivery, and you can also order extra, but they do come at a price. Red Lobster is trying to give those biscuits some extra holiday cheer by turning them into a gift box.
Normally, according to Food & Wine, getting a set of Cheddar Bay Biscuits delivered or to-go costs $2.79 for six or $5.29 for a dozen. The chain’s new Biscuit Gift Box deal increases the cost for six by a dollar, but adds a special gift box packaging to the order.
They’re meant to be something to gift to others, or just to yourself if you’re craving extra helpings of the biscuits.
Red Lobster will have these for sale on their website starting on November 16th, but they are a limited-edition batch. Once the boxes are sold out, the biscuits will still be available at their normal price.
If you are able to dine in, the biscuits are still free and unlimited.
I’ve tried many a dish over at Red Lobster over the years, probably my favorite creation in recent memory being their Fried Lobster and Cheddar Bay Waffles. It appears Red Lobster is bringing back that Fried Lobster in a new, more savory form this fall season.
The house that Cheddar Bay cravings and buttery seafood dunks built has just released a new Kung Pao Noodles and Fried Lobster dish.
Made up of hand-battered fried lobster tail, the dish is paired with noodles tossed in a sweet and spicy soy-ginger sauce. Edamame, cabbage, crispy onions, cashews, and green onions are added to round out the dish.
Luckily, no peanuts for anyone with allergies itching to try this.
It looks like you can find this Kung Pao Noodles and Fried Lobster now at your local Red Lobster. You can also order alternative proteins to the dish, including crispy shrimp or chicken.
Two iconic brands are coming together in a pretty outlandish way. This week, Red Lobster has announced a partnership with PepsiCo. The first result of that collaboration? A MTN Dew cocktail served at Red Lobster Restaurants.
Yep, that’s right.
Called the DEW Garita, the alcoholic beverage is said to pair nicely with the restaurant chain’s iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
While Red Lobster hasn’t revealed exactly what’s inside the cocktail, deeming it top-secret in a statement, it kind of fits the spirit of MTN Dew itself. You don’t really know what’s in it — and you kind of don’t want to know — but it tastes pretty good nonetheless.
Hopefully, that includes tequila, though.
Fans of Red Lobster or MTN Dew can find their new collaborative drink in restaurants sometime this fall.
Red Lobster’s season of Endless Shrimp is back and I’ll be skipping lunch this week to fully enjoy myself in the evenings. As a huge shrimp fan, I look forward to this more than Olive Garden’s Endless Pasta season and this year’s off-the-menu addition certainly has my interest piqued.
In honor of this year’s shrimp event, Red Lobster revealed the existence of a new secret menu item: Nashville Hot Shrimp.
Made with crispy corn flake-crusted shrimp, the “secret menu” dish is tossed in a sweet and spicy rub that’s finished with a drizzle of amber honey.
The dish joins the restaurant chain’s line-up of Crispy Sriracha Honey Shrimp, Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp, Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Linguini Alfredo, and Hand Breaded Shrimp.
Because this is a secret menu offering, the Nashville Hot Shrimp won’t appear on the menu. To get it, just simply order it with your server and they’ll know exactly what to get you.
You can purchase Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp deal for $15.99 at participating restaurant locations.
Red Lobster is whipping up a seafood-inspired take on chicken and waffles. Instead of chicken, they’ve opted for deep-fried lobster to pair with their waffles, made with the chain’s cult-favorite Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix.
Photo courtesy of Red Lobster
The new Lobster and Waffles dish features buttermilk fried Maine lobster tail perched atop a Cheddar Bay Biscuit waffle and drizzled with maple syrup. It’s a bit of an upscale take on chicken and waffles because of the lobster, but the combo of sweet, savory, salty, and cheesy sounds promising.
The fact that Red Lobster is doing buttermilk-fried lobster tails is dope, but really, we’re all here for the “Chedda Bae” waffles. Anyone who’s visited the chain is in the know on how craveable the biscuits are. And utilizing the mix to transform them, whether it be into bundt cakes or waffles, is always gonna turn heads and get Red Lobster fanatics excited.
Red Lobster’s unique seafood spin on the classic chicken and waffles will hit restaurants starting March 26th. The menu price will vary by market, but averages out to roughly $19.99. It’ll be on the menu nationwide for a limited time and while supplies last during this round of Lobsterfest.
Anyone who goes to Red Lobster knows that the Cheddar Bay Biscuits are bae. For the true obsessives, there’s even a baking mix to whip them up at home for yourself. One person took the biscuits a step further, though, and made their own Cheddar Bay Biscuit Bundt Cake that’ll make you stop and say “Oh SHIT, why didn’t I think of that?!”
Photo courtesy of superflossman on Reddit
Redditor superflossman posted a picture of their savory biscuit cake to the shittyfoodporn subreddit, and folks there have been loving it so far in the comments.
The bundt cake apparently took 2 bags of the Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix to make, which translates to about 20 biscuits or over 4400 calories. Superflossman mentioned in the comments that it “tasted like heaven,” and people ate it so fast that they weren’t able to get any pictures of slices. It’s probably a little crumbly on the inside since it’s a biscuit, but that wouldn’t stop it from tasting like euphoria.
After seeing this, we definitely want to make a Cheddar Bay Biscuit bundt cake for ourselves. Our only difference would maybe be to put something saucy in the middle to go with the slices of cake. A lobster bisque or chowder queso, perhaps?
The only activity that comes close to the satisfaction of cooking and eating is simply talking about food. Honestly, just discussing food—or hearing someone else do it—hits the spot in a strange, beautifully rewarding way. It doesn’t even have to be during an in-person conversation. We’re ready to adore poems about food, read essays about food, flip through magazines about food, but, most of all, hear comedians joke about food.
It’s true. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a flattering observation about food. It can be a savage takedown of certain kinds of diners, restaurant chains, or culinary trends. While there’s a lot we love about food, there is totally a lot to laugh at—eating poorly when we know it’s bad for us, eating differently around our crushes, or even just trying to cook a simple meal and it going terribly wrong.
So let’s serve up some of our absolute favorite stand-up bits about food, covering everything from fast food shame to the weird way we go about grocery shopping. Seriously, what better way is there to burn off calories from cooking and eating all that food?
“Hot Pockets” – Jim Gaffigan
“I was looking at a box of Hot Pockets. They have a warning printed on the side. It says, ‘WARNING: You just bought Hot Pockets. Hope you’re drunk or heading home to a trailer, you hillbilly. Enjoy the next NASCAR event.”
“Cooking” – Maria Bamford
“People always say how easy it is to cook, but it is not any easier than not cooking.”
“Blue Food” – George Carlin
“Where the hell is the blue food? Every other color is represented.”
“KFC” – Patton Oswalt
“Can you take all those food items and pile them in a single bowl for me and I’ll just eat them like a Death Row prisoner on suicide watch?”
“Eating Around Men” – Iliza Shlesinger
“When you first meet a guy that you like, you can’t eat the way you want to on a date. You can’t. You can’t have that fourth plate of ribs on a date… I found out.”
“Pickle Juice” – Hannibal Buress
“I don’t like throwing out the pickle juice. It just feels wasteful. So lately I’ve been dipping my fingers in the pickle juice and then I flick it on my sandwiches for flavor.”
“Cheddar Bay Biscuits” – Kyle Kinane
“It should come as no surprise when I tell you that I belong to the Facebook fan page for Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits… for obvious reasons.”
“Fig Newtons” – Brian Regan
“I looked at the serving size — two cookies. Who the hell eats two cookies? I eat Fig Newtons by the sleeve.”
“Burger King” – Dane Cook
“First job I had? Burger King. My brother got me the job, too. My brother got me the job. He was the manager and he got me the job. You would think that would be cool, because he was my bro. But he was a dick. He thought he was the Burger King!”
“Airline Food” – Ellen Degeneres
“[Flight attendants] have this attitude, and they can afford to have the attitude, because they have the power. They have the peanuts. They have these six peanuts that we need.”
“McDonald’s” – Jim Gaffigan
“It’s fun telling people you go to McDonald’s. They always give you that look like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know I was better than you.'”
“Supermarket Experience” – Jerry Seinfeld
“Food is so complicated as an adult. You see people in the supermarket, just sweating it out. Nobody knows, ‘What do I eat?’ The protein, the carbs, the fat content; oh my god, fat content. Just walking up to each other, ‘What are you eating? Maybe I’ll eat that.’ The whole supermarket itself is designed to break down your sense of having any life outside the supermarket. It’s like a casino.”