Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Shrimp

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No matter how much you love seafood, I think we can all agree that the best dish at Red Lobster is the Cheddar Bay biscuits. They're full of flavor and packed with garlic powder, and we're here for it.

The garlicky, sharp cheddar-studded drop biscuits are served warm before your meal in a cloth-lined basket and rank as one of the top free breads offered by any chain restaurant. Red Lobster has decided to capitalize on their popularity by combining them with fried shrimp, another perennial favorite. The glorious result is called Cheddar Bay Shrimp.

There aren't many details available about Cheddar Bay shrimp, but it's safe to say that they'll have the same garlic-and-herb flavor as their biscuit counterparts. By the looks of it, they're not coated in a biscuit-like batter, but the usual breadcrumb-based fried shrimp coating, so this mash up is crispy instead of soft. As long as they taste like those heavenly biscuits, who really cares about the details?

But the only way to order them is with Red Lobster's new limited-time create-your-own ultimate feast platter. Choose two premium options like crab legs or lobster tail along with two shrimp options, which include Cheddar Bay shrimp. That limits a serving to probably about eight shrimp if you choose it for both shrimp options, and you'll be paying $41 or more — ouch. 

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But the new shrimp sound so good that it may entice plenty of customers to splurge, especially around the holidays. And don't forget that your seafood feast comes with unlimited cheddar bay biscuits, of course.

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