Chive Jive Shrimp Pot Pie


   

Pot Pie Filling

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 leeks, White parts only, chopped
  • I/2 cup vidalia or sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 6 ears fresh corn or 6 cups frozen, fresh is BEST
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 ¼ cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup light or heavy cream
  • ½ cup Chive Jive Vinaigrette
  • 1 pound Shrimp (I use 21/25), peeled and deveined, chopped in large pieces
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Cornmeal Biscuit Dough (recipe follows)

What to do:

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.  
  • Slice corn off the cob, making sure to go back and with the full side of knife, scrape all the milk.  
  • Mix the corn with the Chive Jive, set aside.
  • Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • When bubbling, add leeks, onions and garlic.  Cook, stirring, until leeks are translucent, 5 minutes.
  • Add bay leaves, nutmeg, cayenne and flour. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Add corn mixture and thyme: Cooke 1 minute more.  
  • Stir in chicken stock and cream. Cook until liquid is reduced by 1/3.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Add Shrimp, cook until pink, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and discard bay leaves.  Season with sea salt and pepper. Pour into a glass baking dish 8 x 12 or 9×13 (I like one that is 3 inches deep).

Cornmeal Biscuit Crust

What you need:

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, well chilled and cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup lowfat buttermilk, plus more for brushing dough

What to do:

  • In a bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  • Using your fingers, cut butter into mixture.  
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in buttermilk until the dough holds together.  
  • On a floured work surface, roll out cornmeal biscuit dough to fit your baking dish.  
  • Place dough over mixture.
  • Brush with buttermilk.
  • Bake until crust is golden brown and cooked through, between 15 – 18 minutes

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

What you need:

  • 3 roasted red peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 10 basil leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white Balsamic Vinegar, regular balsamic can be substituted.
  • 1 tablespoon Chive Jive Vinaigrette
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Sea salt and black pepper

What to do:

  • Purée peppers, garlic, shallots and basil until smooth.  
  • Slowly add olive oil.
  • After emulsified, add vinegar, Chive Jive, lemon juice and sea salt and pepper.
  • Spoon over individual dishes of pot pie to serve.

 

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