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Seafood Chowder Pie

Seafood Chowder Pie

Shrimp, cod and salmon jostle around in a light velvety sauce, with a subtle zing of lemon and mustard. Finished off with layers of crisp, golden filo, this comforting dish can be served with baby potatoes and a fresh salad or steamed greens.

1 hr 30 mins total time

50 mins active time

Medium

Serves 6-8

Ingredients


Measurements:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 shallots

    thinly sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic

    minced

  • 15 oz frozen chopped spinach

    thawed and drained

  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup (1¾ oz) all-purpose flour
  • 3⅓ cups (27 fl oz) milk
  • ⅓ cup (1½ oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup (2½ oz) whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup (2 fl oz) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • 1⅓ cups (7 oz) frozen peas
  • 7 oz shelled and deveined shrimp
  • 12 oz cod fillets

    diced

  • 5 oz skinless salmon fillets

    diced

  • 2 tsp finely chopped dill
  • 2 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • 4 oz unsalted butter

    melted

Instructions

  • 1Place a 12-inch round (3½ quart) ovenproof pan over high heat. Add the oil and shallots and cook, stirring for 3 minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant. Add the spinach and stir. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and set aside. Clean the pan.
  • 2Melt the butter in the pan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly for 2 minutes, or until it bubbles and forms a paste. Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, whisking occasionally until the sauce boils and thickens.
  • 3Add the cheese, mustard, lemon zest and juice and whisk until smooth. Add the salt and pepper and whisk.
  • 4Add the peas, seafood and herbs to the sauce and mix well. Stir in the spinach mixture and remove from the heat.
  • 5Insert the wire rack into position 6. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 6Cut into 2-inch strips.
  • 7Place the melted butter in a large bowl. Dip the pastry strips in the butter. Gently scrunch the strips and place on the pie to cover the surface.
  • 8Once preheated, place the pie in the oven and start the timer. When the Rotate Remind signals, rotate the pan and continue cooking.
    Tip: Cook the pie on the pizza pan to catch any drips during cooking.
  • 9The pastry should be golden and crisp. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 10Remove the pie from the oven and stand for 5 minutes.
  • 11Spoon onto serving plates and serve.