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Lobster Pot Pie

Lobster Pot Pie
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 lb lobster meat
Puff pastry
1 stick of butter
1-2 strips of bacon, diced
½ cup fennel, diced
1 cup onion, diced
¼ cup celery, diced
½ cup carrot, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
¼ cup flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. white pepper
¼ tsp. Paprika
1 cup clam juice
2 cups cream
½ cup white wine
1 cup frozen peas
Parsley

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Heat 8-10” cast iron skillet over medium heat.

  3. Add bacon to cast iron and cook until crispy, about 3 minutes.

  4. Remove bacon and bacon fat from pan and reduce heat to medium low.

  5. Wait for pan to cool down slightly and add 1 stick of butter.

  6. Once butter is melted, increase heat to medium, add diced onion and fennel. Cook til soft, about 5-6 minutes.

  7. Add celery, cook all together for 4 minutes.

  8. Add carrots and garlic, stir continuously for 2 minutes.

  9. Add flour, salt, white pepper, and paprika, stir until rue starts to come together.

  10. Add clam juice, cream, and white wine, stir to fully combine. Make sure there are no more lumps from flour, bring to a simmer, remove from heat.

  11. Add lobster meat and frozen peas,  salt to taste.

  12. Lay puff pastry over top of cast iron and cut four slits in center of pie to vent.

  13. Cook for 25-30 minutes.

  14. Let cool before cutting and enjoying!