I’ve made one of the best things ever of the summer.

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It is still summer, right? Butter soaked lobster in a sherry cream under piles of pastry. AH!

Oh no. I told you I was done with the puff pastry last week but I guess I lied. I did. This is totally different so it’s okay.

First, thank you all SO MUCH for your kind words and stuff about Seriously Delish. I’ve sort of felt kind of alone but not really alone in two stange-to-me cities this week and your amazing comments and emails and tweets and everything have made my life. Yes. Seriously. My life. And on that note – if you’re in the Houston area, don’t forget that I’m signing books tonight at Blue Willow Bookshop! My metallic sharpies are ready.

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But now: pie. In a pot. In a non-berry, non-dessert sort of way.

So the minute we got home from Michigan last week I made this pot pie. It’s a total rip off of the one that Eddie had at café santé and all I gotta say is… how on earth did he end up ordering all of the amazing food on vacation? I think he outdid me on every single meal. Like I was legitimately jealous of the plates of food in front of him, which rarely happens considering they are usually 1. a burger 2. a steak or 3. a steak burger. He was knocking it out of the park with his orders.

Not fair.

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One bite of that pot pie was like melt-in-your-mouth perfect lobster bisque but with huge chunks of lobster. It’s a super rich dish but incredibly delicious – you can make the serving size whatever you’d like it to be – in a dish, in some ramekins, in a cereal bowl or whatever. I also love that this recipe uses up some of the last of the perfect corn we have right now – I’ll be crying big, fat tears when that disappears.

This is also the ideal recipe to burn they heck out of every taste bud on your tongue. I would not know anything about that. I’m the epitome of patience.

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GUYS. I’m struggling like whoa to take pictures in our new house. It’s been super difficult to figure out lighting and set ups and what not, coupled with the fact that pot pie is um, like, not very photogenic? WAH. But this pie is one pie I wouldn’t mind being pied in the face with. It tastes so much prettier than it looks. Well, not pretty, because that sounds like it tastes like perfume or something. It tastes so much more luscious than it looks? Luscious. That is a truly terrible word but a fantastic way to describe this.


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Lobster Bisque Pot Pies

Yield: serves 4 to 6

Total Time: 1 hour


4 lobster tails, shells removed
1 cup chopped yukon gold potatoes
1/2 cup sliced carrots
3 cups low-sodium seafood stock
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3/4 cup dry sherry
1 cup cream
2 ears fresh corn, cut from the cob
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 sheets puff pastry, thawed


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a few ramekins with nonstick spray. The size is up to you! With this recipe, I got 3 4-inch ramekins full, and 4 2-inch ramekins full. Even if you run out of puff pastry, the filling is insanely delicious by itself.

Add the potatoes, carrots and stock to a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, just until the vegetables are tender. Strain the stock into a bowl and place the vegetables in a separate bowl.

Heat a large stock pot over medium heat and add the butter and olive oil. Add the lobster and cook it for only 2 to 3 minutes, just until slightly opaque and red. (If desired, you can add the tails in tooto get more flavor, just make sure to remove all the pieces.) Remove and place it on a plate. Add the onions and thyme to the butter and olive oil and stir well to coat. Throw in a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the onions until they are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir the flour into the onions to create a roux. Cook the roux for 3 to 4 minute until it's golden and fragrant. Add the tomato paste and stir well, cooking for another minute or so.

Pour in the sherry and cook until it's reduced by half. Add in the reserved stock slowly, stirring while doing so. Add in the potatoes, carrots and fresh corn. Bring the mixture to simmer so it thickens slightly. Stir in the cream. Add the lobster back into the mixture. Taste and add the salt and pepper, adding more if needed.

Spoon the filling into ramekins or a baking dish. Cut pieces of puff pastry to fit the tops and brush them with the beaten egg + water. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the pot pie is bubbling and the pastry is golden. Serve!

[adapted from bobby flayx]

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my favorite ones are the ones that overflow and get all bubbly. obviously.

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79 Responses to “Lobster Pot Pies.”

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    Larry — September 6, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    Eff me in the A. This looks AMAZING.


    • KristenAWarren — September 28th, 2014 @ 5:21 am

      Julia although Kyle `s storry is flabbergasting, last thursday I bought a top of the range audi after having made $8875 this last five weeks and just over 10-k this past month . it’s definitly my favourite job Ive had . I began this three months/ago and practically straight away started earning over $73.. per hour >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>J­o­b­P­r­o­.­C­l­u­b


    • KristenAWarren — September 28th, 2014 @ 5:21 am

      Julia although Kyle `s storry is flabbergasting, last thursday I bought a top of the range audi after having made $8875 this last five weeks and just over 8-k this past month . it’s definitly my favourite job Ive had . I began this three months/ago and practically straight away started earning over $73.. per hour >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>J­o­b­P­r­o­.­C­l­u­b


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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — September 8, 2014 @ 8:53 am

    I can’t get over how much I desperately want to eat like 5 of these right now…that’s appropriate, right? Just got your book, I was up late reading it, sooo cool!


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    KATIE — September 8, 2014 @ 3:58 pm



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    Melissa — September 10, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    This dish sounds amazing! I am not a fan of corn, so I’m wondering if I omit it, will it affect the dish in anyway since corn is a starchy food? Thanks!


  5. #
    Tiffany W. — September 14, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    Emeril Lagasse pinned this from you on Pinterest! I thought you might like to know.


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    Emily @ Life on Food — September 14, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    I want. I want. I want. As much as I love Fall I would agree to summer all year long if I could eat these pot pies.


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    Kristin — September 17, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

    Made this last night and it’s AH-MAY-ZING. Love! Do you have any suggestions as to what you’d serve as an appetizer before this?! I am stumped!


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    Nancy — October 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    I am making lobster pot pie tonight for dinner and after searching forever online, I’m going to use your recipe. I’ve already made the stock in the same manner as I would for seafood bisque so I have that ready. My main concern is the puff pastry. I am making this for company tonight and want to be able to make it slightly ahead of time. I’m a little unsure how to do that with the puff pastry. Do you have any advise? I’m using frozen premade puff pastry.


    • Nancy — October 22nd, 2014 @ 10:01 am

      Supposed to be “advice” :-/


    • Brenda — November 7th, 2014 @ 8:30 am

      I was wondering the same thing. Can you do everything except the pastry ahead of time and bring to room temp before baking?



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