Friday, June 4, 2021

Seafood Pot Pie from Vicki Delany Plus Giveaway

 For seafood lovers.  Almost any combination of firm fish will work, including lobster or shrimp.  The recipe calls for puff pastry, but I had some phyllo on hand, so that’s what I used and it worked out fine.

Be sure and note that the potatoes need to be pre-cooked.

Seafood Pot Pie


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 leek, sliced, green parts removed
  • 1 celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, diced and cooked
  • 2 lbs mixed firm seafood — I used shrimp (peeled) cod and turbot cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • ½ jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 cup shredded old cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1 sheet pre-rolled all butter puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg white (mix with 1 tbsp water for egg wash)


Preheat oven to 425F. In a large cast iron skillet, heat the canola oil over medium heat. Add the leeks, celery and carrot and saute until softened, 5-7 minutes. Push the vegetables to the edge of the pan.

Melt the butter in the centre and sprinkle over the flour and cayenne pepper. Whisk together to form a roux and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the milk and whisk. Add the seafood and season to taste. Bring the filling up to a simmer.

While the filling is heating, lay out the puff pastry on a floured surface. Cut a puff pastry circle about 1" smaller than the size of your cast iron pan.

Remove pan from heat, stir in cooked potatoes and herbs, sprinkle with minced jalapeno and grated cheese, and top with puff pasty circle. Cut two vents in the pastry and brush an egg wash. 

Bake until puff pastry is golden and cooked through, 20-25 minutes.

Coming July 27 from Kensington!
Murder in a Teacup, the second Tea by the Sea mystery.  Please leave a comment below for a chance to win an advance review copy.  Contest closes Monday June 7. US and Canada entries.


  1. The recipe for Seafood Pot Pie sounds heavenly and has already made me hungry this morning. Can't wait to try it because we love anything with the word "seafood" in it plus this looks fairly easy to make making it a double bonus.

    Excited about the upcoming release of "Murder in a Teacup". Most definitely on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance to win an ARC copy! <3 I would love to read and review. Shared but hoping to be the fortunate one selected.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. This looks amazing. I love pot pie and I love seafood but for some reason never thought of putting them together. This is going in my recipe box. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Omgosh, that recipe looks delicious! I LOVE seafood and can't believe I never though of making a pot pie! I also love the book cute and restful looking. Thanks for the chance to win! ladyofshalott03(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. The pot pie is so enticing and appetizing. Your book would be greatly enjoyed since I love the tea table setup. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. How unique!! A really different recipe. Sounds delightful. Also the fascinating title of the new book is very interesting, looking forward to reading this one!! Thank you for the opportunity to win an ARC!!

  6. This recipe is so yummy. Thanks for this amazing book feature which is ideal since I am a tea drinker. So pretty. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. I don't know which sounds better, the seafood pie or the book with that awesome cover.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe and giving us the incredible opportunity to win "Murder in a Teacup".
    Nancy Novacek

  8. Hadn't thought of seafood pot pie. Thanks for the recipe. Looking forward to this next book. Cute cover. Love your other series too. Hope I'm considered for an ARC copy.

  9. Fabulous directions.
    Your picture by picture might do the trick.
    Actually dear husband is my chef so...
    Loving your Book Cover- it has a bit of everything, lighthouses, boats,teapots & tea, kitty, snacks & gorgeous flowers.
    Can't wait to read your Book.
    Blessings for much success!

  10. Your recipe sounds delicious. I look forward to reading your new book!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  11. Karen B
    Recipe and book both sound delicious

  12. The recipe sounds delicious but all I can think about now is wishing that I was sitting in the scene of that book cover; looking out of the hydrangea framed window at the ocean and sipping tea! It would sure beat sitting at my desk at work!

  13. Great recipe. I love seafood, always looking for new recipes. Thank you for the opportunity to win an ARC of Murder in a Teacup.

  14. The recipe sounds really good.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  15. Interesting combination, will def have to try this recipe. Looking forward to the next tea series, thanks

  16. I have never made a seafood based pot pie, looks delicious!Looking forward to the boom.

  17. Not enough room in my kitchen to make a dish with many ingredients. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

  18. Seafood chowder with a "lid". Genius.
    "1 celery, diced" Am I right that this means one rib?
    You say you used turbot, but the photo shows tilapia.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

    1. I don’t even know what a rib of celery is. I guess it’s the stalk without the leaves or the hard end. So yes. I have made this recipe several times and use different to combinations

  19. I grew up eating and making crawfish pie (which I sometimes add shrimp to them) so this sounds right up our alley! Love the cover. lola777_22 at hotmail dot com

  20. Sounds yummy! Love your new book coming out!! Thanks for a chance.

    1. Congratulations, Lori! You win! I'll send you an email. Thanks for entering my contest.

  21. Looking forward to reading "Murder In A Teacup". Loved the first book in the series. Recipe sounds awesome especially since it can be made with lobster and shrimp.

  22. The Seafood Pot Pie sounds delicious. Can't wait to read Murder in a Teacup! I loved the first book and am really looking forward to the reading the next one. ioncookbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. Interesting title makes me want to read it! The recipe sounds delicious. I want to be in the cover! Can't wait to read it. Thank you for the chance

  24. I would probably have not looked for a seafood recipe if not for yours showing up. Thanks for clear instructions.
    Please put me in the running for a Teacup ARC.

  25. Love your recipe, looks so good!! Thank you for the chance!!! Love your books!!


  26. Thanks for the recipe, would love to read the book! tWarner419(at)aol(dot)com

  27. Thanks for the recipe! Definitely have to try it. Would also love to read your book. cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com