Lobster Potpie

Ellen Whiteman

Lobster Potpie is a savory and creamy seafood dish that is perfect for comfort food lovers. It is made with chopped yellow onion, chopped fennel, unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, fish stock or clam juice, Pernod, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, heavy cream, cooked fresh lobster meat, frozen peas, frozen small whole onions, minced flat leaf parsley, all-purpose flour for pastry, salt for pastry, baking powder, fresh lard, unsalted butter for pastry, ice water, and egg for egg wash. It is a pescatarian dish that is tagged with seafood, comfort food, creamy, savory, and potpie. The confidence levels for the interest tags are 1, 0.9, 0.8, 0.7, and 0.6 respectively. Enjoy this delicious lobster potpie!

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🐟 Pescatarian
Comfort Food

45 mins

75 mins

Nutritional Value



Total: 20Serves: 4
3/2 cups chopped yellow onion

1 large onion

3/4 cups chopped fennel

1 fennel bulb

1/4 pound unsalted butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
5/2 cups fish stock or clam juice
1 tablespoon Pernod
3/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons heavy cream
3/4 pound cooked fresh lobster meat
3/2 cups frozen peas

not 'baby' peas

3/2 cups frozen small whole onions
1/2 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
3 cups all-purpose flour for pastry
3/2 teaspoons salt for pastry
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 tablespoons fresh lard

diced (¼ pound)

8 tablespoons unsalted butter for pastry

diced ½ to ⅔ cup

1/2 cup ice water
1 egg egg for egg wash

beaten with 1 tablespoon water or heavy cream


Step 1 : Preparation

Sauté the onions and fennel with the butter in a large sauté pan on medium heat until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 2 : Preparation

Add the flour and cook on low heat for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3 : Preparation

Slowly add the stock, Pernod, salt, and pepper and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Step 4 : Preparation

Add the heavy cream.

Step 5 : Preparation

Cut the lobster meat into medium-sized cubes. Place the lobster, frozen peas, frozen onions, and parsley in a bowl (there is no need to defrost the vegetables). Pour the sauce over the mixture and check the seasonings. Set aside.

Step 6 : Preparation

For the crust, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add the lard and butter and pulse 10 times, until the fat is the size of peas. With the motor running, add the ice water; process only enough to moisten the dough and have it just come together. Dump the dough on a floured surface and knead quickly into a ball. Wrap the dough in plastic and allow it to rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Step 7 : Cooking

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 8 : Cooking

Divide the dough in half and roll out each half to fit a 9- or 9½-inch-round by 2-inch-high ovenproof glass or ceramic baking dish.

Step 9 : Cooking

Place one crust in the dish, fill with the lobster mixture, and top with the second crust. Crimp the crusts together and brush with the egg wash.

Step 10 : Cooking

Make 4 or 3 slashes in the top crust and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling hot.

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