Lobster Pot Pie

Lobster Pot Pie
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Maine
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Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups chopped yellow onion
  • ¾ cup chopped fennel
  • ¼ pound unsalted butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups fish stock or clam juice
  • 1 tbspn Pernod
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¾ pound cooked fresh lobster
  • 1½ cups frozen peas
  • 1½ cups frozen small whole onions
  • ½ cup minced parsley
  • Pastry
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ tspns salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons fresh lard
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • ½ to ⅔ cup ice water
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water or heave cream for egg wash
Instructions
  1. Saute onions and fennel with the butter in a large saute pan on medium heat until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the flour and cook on low heat for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Slowly add the stock, Pernod, salt and pepper and simmer for 5 more minutes. Add the heavy cream.
  2. Cut the lobster meat into medium-sized cubes. Place the lobster, frozen peas, frozen onions and parsley in a bowl. Pour the sauce over the mixture and check the seasonings. Set aside.
  3. 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 out 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 375.
  5. Divide the dough in half and roll out each half to fit a 9 inch (2 inches deep) baking dish. Place 1 crust in the dish and fill with lobster mixture. Top with second crust. Crump the crust together and brush with the egg wash. Make 4 to 5 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.