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Lobster Pot Pie

Lobster Pot Pie
Recipe Date:
December 11, 2018
Serving Size:
4
Cook Time:
00:30:00
Difficulty:
Medium
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
This delicious recipe was chosen to showcase a broad range of Chardonnays - from crisp to more rich and creamy. Additionally, its versatility makes it a perfect match for our Coeur Blanc White Pinot Noir!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Carlton Farms bacon (cut into lardons or 'small cubes')
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 small yellow onion (finely minced)
  • 1/4 cup fennel bulb (finely diced)
  • 1/4 cup celery stalk (finely diced)
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 3 tbsps all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sweet yellow corn kernels (fresh preferred but frozen is fine)
  • 1/2 cup pee wee potatoes (can substitute fingerlings or Yukon golds)
  • 1 lb fresh raw lobster meat cut into ½ inch pieces (fresh preferred but frozen is fine)
  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Jacobsen’s Sea Salt to taste
  • Finely ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 Farm Fresh Eggs (lighten beaten for ‘egg wash’)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped chives (for garnish)
Directions
  • Cook bacon in a 4-quart sauce pot over medium-low heat. Allow the fat to render and the bacon to get crispy and golden brown. Remove the bacon with a strainer and leave the fat in the pot. Add the butter and the onion, fennel, celery, pee wee potatoes & garlic and cook until soft and lightly golden brown (around 5-7 minutes).
  • Pour in the brandy and reduce by half for around 1 minute. Add the chopped fresh thyme and stir to incorporate.
  • Next, whisk in the flour allowing it to cook and become lightly ‘toasted’ for about 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a complete boil. Stir often until the sauce is thickened which should take around 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the sweet yellow corn, lobster meat, and reserved crispy bacon lardons. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Heat oven to 400ᵒF. Divide the mixture between four, 8-ounce ramekins lined on a baking sheet pan.
  • Using a round ring cutter; cut your puff pastry into four 4 ½ inch circles. If you don’t have a ring cutter you can use the ramekin as a guide to trace the puff pastry with the tip of a paring knife leaving a little extra to fold down. Brush the edges of the ramekins with beaten egg and place the puff pastry over the top pressing down to create a tight seal. Brush the puff pastry with the remaining egg wash.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the puff pastry is golden brown throughout and the lobster mixture is bubbling hot inside.
  • Finish the dish with a sprinkle of chopped chives and enjoy with your favorite Domaine Serene Chardonnay!