Cooking On The Couch: Lobster Pot Pie
NEW YORK (WLNY) – Lobster is considered a staple of any summer menu, but autumn is actually one of the best times of the year for fresh fish.
At Redeye Grill in Midtown, they have a lobster speciality that is perfect for the colder temperatures. Chef Jawn Chasteen joined us to prepare a Lobster Pot Pie.
1 sheet pie dough, about 16-inches in diameter, lined 12-inch oval baking dish
1 tsp butter
¾ cup red peppers, cut in the shape of diamonds
½ tsp minced shallots
¼ cup English peas, blanched (about 30 seconds in boiling salted water)
2 baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise and blanched
2 cooked asparagus, cut in half lengthwise
4 diced delicatta squash roasted
4 cut zucchini skin on
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
2-lb lobster, cooked, semi-shelled and sliced
¼ cup of lightly sautéed wild mushrooms
2 oz warm lobster sauce
Pinch of minced chives
• Blind bake the pie shell until golden brown and heat before serving. Heat the oil in a sauté pan and add the mushrooms, cooke for about ½ minute before adding the red peppers and leeks
• Toss the mixture in the pan and add the thyme, shallots, peas, carrots and squash. Add 1 tbs of the butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, put the lobster on a sizzle platter with the remaining pat of butter and heat in oven until just warm, about 2 min.
• Fill the crust with the vegetables, top them with the warm lobster, by placing the head on the top, the claws on the side, and the sliced tail fanned out down the center.
• Arrange the squash, carrots, peas, potatoes, and zucchini tourney artistically around the sliced lobster careful not to cover the meat. Sauce the space that is not covered with vegetables generously however do not sauce the lobster or meat or claws, brush them with melted butter
Lobster Veloute for Pot Pie (Sauce)
4 each lobster heads
¼ cup lobster coral
2 each shallots
2 oz tomato paste
2 oz brandy
6 oz cream
32 oz lobster stock
2 oz roux
2 sprigs tarragon
2 oz grapeseed oil
Clean lobster heads and chop coarsely. Toast lightly in medium sized pot with oil.
over moderate heat until lightly colored. Add shallots and whole butter and allow to sweat 5 minutes
Add tomato paste and stir vigourously. Allow tomato product to lightly toast and continue to stir.
Deglaze the whole with brandy and allow the brandy to reduce to nearly dry.
Add cream and reduce by half. Turn up the heat and add the lobster stock bring to a boil for 10 minutes
Reduce heat and add roux and taragon. Allow the sauce to simmer until lightly thickened 15 minutes.
Strain the sauce through a fine mesh screen and reserve for plating.