Saturday, February 2, 2013

Luscious Puffy Seafood Pot Pie


Luscious Puffy Seafood Pot Pie




















                   If you're trying to thrill someone in your life who is contemplating to head out, this is what you fix beforehand!  College student, long lost friend, X honey, former locker mate. Comfort food is calling with such richness that will leave 'em verklempt with this taste treasure.

 This looks like a lot, but trust me. It’s not difficult.  Okay. Let’s do it!

Ingredients Needed: ( recipe measurements below this list)

12 oz. crabmeat ( fresh, or pouched)
8 oz raw deveined shrimp or crawfish tails, or 4 imitation sliced crabmeat sticks
2 puff pastry crusts, thawed on counter
green, red and/or yellow bell pepper
red onion
white or yellow onion
celery
1 medium potato ( diced and microwaved for 1 minute)
red pepper flakes
smoked paprika
roasted minced garlic
dry sherry or dry white wine or >  ¼ cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 quart half & half or 2 cans Fat Free evaporated milk 
1 egg white  ( or whole egg, beaten)
1 can cream of mushroom soup

Seafood Ingredients:

12 oz  fresh or pouched crabmeat, or TWO 5- 51/2 oz cans , drained well.
12 small or medium raw, peeled and deveined shrimp or crawfish tails 
( Put in a bowl for later)

For crust:

2 puff pastry crusts, rolled out slightly to fit 6  round or square individual baking dishes.
( I used the cutest square dishes with little handles as seen on this page) 




"AwhhHhhhh…!"


Sauté  in skillet:

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

4 tablespoons of butter with 2 tablespoons of flour and make a roux


ADD: ¼ cup red bell pepper
¼ cup green and/or yellow bell pepper
½ finely diced medium red onion
 ½ finely diced medium white onion ( yellow is okay )
 ½ cup finely diced celery
1 small microwaved potato ( 1 minute only) 
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, plus 2 teaspoons of black and cayenne pepper
ADD: ¼ cup dry sherry or dry white wine, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup half & half 
and 1 tablespoon of roasted minced garlic
Sauté  on LOW till tender and stir well.

ADD:
All seafood, and 1 cup frozen sweet peas 

Spray baking dishes then fill  with cooking filling till 2/3 full ( or 1/4 inch from the dish rim); 
Place crust on top and brush with egg. Pierce 6 slits. Add two spinach leaves on top
Place all on baking sheets.   Bake at 400°  for 20 to 30 minutes.  Put on counter to cool.  

Now. At last. You've made something so special, you'll be remembered for all time!
And at last... well, click the following and enjoy!
At last: ( song originally by Etta James to be sung while you do this part.)

"At Last"- Etta James (when the meal is finished!)











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