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Recipe Category: Savouries » Pastries » Main Courses » Entrees

Surprise Seafood Pies

Hot little pots of creamy seafood with a crisp pastry top.

Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 50g butter
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 170g grated vintage cheddar
  • 400g salmon fillet, skinned and diced
  • 400g peeled green prawns, deveined
  • 400g scallops, cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill or parsley
  • 4-6 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • sesame seeds, for sprinkling
Method

Melt butter in a large pot and sauté leek on medium heat for 5-10 minutes until softened. Add flour and cook, stirring 1 minute. Add wine and milk and bring to the boil, stirring regularly until thickened. Stir in half the cheddar, seafood, salt, pepper and dill. The seafood will not be cooked at this stage. Portion evenly into 6 x 1 cup ovenproof dishes. Top with remaining cheddar. Cut 6 circles of pastry to fit the size of the dishes and cover each dish with a pastry circle, pressing down gently on the edges to secure in place. Brush with egg. Cut another 6 circles of pastry, 1 cm wider in diameter, brush with egg and carefully cut each into 6 wedges. Arrange the wedges of pastry decoratively over the pastry tops, overlapping them. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 200°C for 20 minutes until puffed and golden brown.

Recipe Type: Seafood

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: Louis Petruccelli
Date Created: 03/12/2013

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