Lobster Pot Pie Recipe
Delicious lobster filled pot pie
Lobster Pot Pie is an easy way to put a spin on the classic lobster dish. This dish is easy to cook and is very delicious. Can be cooked the day before and reheated.
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
Freshly ground white pepper
6 tablespoons flour
3 cups seafood or chicken stock
1 cup milk
2 cups diced potatoes, blanched
1 cup diced carrots, blanched
1 cup sweet peas
1 cup diced baked ham
1 pound lobster meat, cooked and diced
1/2 cup to 1 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a rectangular glass baking dish.
- In a large saute pan, melt the butter. Add the onions and celery and saute for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the flour and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes for a blond roux. Stir in the stock and bring the liquid up to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the sauce starts to thicken.
- Stir in the milk and continue to cook for 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat. Stir in the potatoes, carrots, peas, ham and lobster. Season with salt and pepper. Mix the filling thoroughly. If the filling is too thick, add a little water to thin out the filling.
- Pour the filling into the prepared pan. Place the crust on top of the filling. Carefully tuck the overlapping crust into the pan, forming a thick edge. Crimp the edges of the pan and place on a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife and make several slits in the top of the crust. Place the dish in the oven and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before serving.
LOBSTER POT PIE
BASIC SAVORY PIE CRUST
- Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the lard and work it in with your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, working it in with your hands. Add only as much as you need to make a smooth ball of dough.
- Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place it on a lightly floured surface. For 2 crusts, cut the dough in two and put the second half back in the refrigerator. For each crust, roll the dough out on the floured surface into a square about 14 inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick.
- Gently fold the square of dough in half and then in half again so that you can lift it without tearing it, and unfold into a square baking pan. Fill and proceed as directed in the recipe.
Enjoy your lobster pot pie!
Other helpful resources:
Butterflying Lobster Tail - Learn how to cook a lobster tail just like they do in the restaurants.
Boiling a Lobster - Boiling a lobster is one of the easiest ways to cook a lobster. Learn how here.
Baking Lobster Tails - Here's an easy way to make lobster tails.
Steaming a Lobster - Learn how to steam a whole lobster.