Creamy Seafood Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits: The Ultimate Comfort Food
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium shallots, diced
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 red potatoes, washed and diced
½ cup dry white wine (we used chardonnay)
2 Tb unsalted butter
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups seafood stock
1 T diced tarragon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
½ cup heavy cream
¾ pound langostino tails
salt and pepper to taste
For the biscuits you’ll need:
1 box Red Lobster Cheddar bay biscuit mix
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
3/4 cup cold water
1/3 cup butter
Making Seafood Pot Pie with Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Cooking the Filling:
- In a large skillet over medium heat, coat with a couple tablespoons of olive oil.
- Add chopped carrots, celery, shallots, onions and potatoes. Sauté until tender. Roughly 5-6 minutes.
- Pour in the white wine and cook for about 5 minutes until it’s nearly evaporated.
- Add the butter and heat until melted.
- Add the flour and stir constantly for 1 minute. It should get some color to it but not much.
- Add the seafood stock and tarragon. Give that a stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Season with cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove from heat. Stir in the heavy cream and then add the tails.
Making the Biscuits:
- Use a good ol’ red lobster cheddar bay biscuit mix.
- Prepare per the directions on the box.
- Drop large spoonfuls of the batter on top of the pie filling.
- Put in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and brush on the garlic butter mixture onto the biscuits.
- Put it back in the oven for an additional 3-4 minutes until it is nicely brown.
- Cayenne definitely adds a kick so adjust to your liking.
- Peas would be a good addition to the recipe.
- Sherry is typically used in this recipe, but a nice Chardonnay like Big Churn can be a great substitute.
- One cast iron skillet can be used to cook up the whole recipe. If you’d like, you can make the filling and transport it to a different baking dish to finish up the baking portion of the recipe.