Best Seafood Pot Pie

"Pot pie ... what is better. Now I like short cuts believe me. I work too, but take the time to cut up a few vegetables and make the cream sauce right in the pan. Well, add a splash of sherry along with some fresh vegetables, some traditional ingredients like frozen peas, chopped shrimp, crab and scallops, and then top with a flaky biscuit. And dinner. My twist ... I like to top with a little cheese before I top with the crust. Pure comfort food"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled tails off (I used large and rough chopped)
  • 34 lb scallops, rouch chopped (I used bay, the small scallops)
  • 8 ounces crabmeat, 1 can if you can't get fresh just pick through to make sure there are no shells
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 12 cup celery, chopped
  • 34 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup diced potato, fine chopped skins off
  • 1 cup mushroom, chopped
  • 12 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 12 cup chicken broth
  • 14 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 12 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons sherry wine
  • 12 cup grated monterey jack cheese
  • 8 country biscuits (I used pillsbury, or you can make your own, no cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (to brush on the biscuits)


  • Shrimp -- Prepare your shrimp, scallops and vegetables.
  • Vegetable Base -- In a large pot, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the celery, onion, mushrooms, and carrots and cook until soft. Add the sherry to deglaze the pan, then the creole seasoning, salt and pepper, flour to make a light roux and then add the half and half and the chicken broth. Bring back to a medium heat to lighten thicken. Add the peas, shrimp, scallops, and fresh parsley and stir to combine. The last minute add the crab.
  • Casserole -- Spray the casserole dish or individual baking dishes (soup bowls or small ramikens with Pam or brush with olive oil) and spoon the pot pie mixture inches Top with a little of the grated cheese.
  • Topping -- Take the southern biscuits cut in half, top and bottom half (just thinner so they cook quicker) (Pillsbury or any name brand or you can easily make your own if you want.). Just top the individual dishes or you can top the whole casserole dish. The biscuits can be cut to fit the size of the casserole dish. Brush with some butter to make them crusty brown.
  • Bake -- Heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake until the biscuits are golden brown and the filling is bubbly. About 20-30 minutes depending on your oven. Cook on the middle shelf.

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<p>Growing up in Michigan, I spent my summers at my cottage in the Northern part up by Traverscity. On a lake, big garden which had all the vegetables you could imagine. My mom taught school, so summers were our vacation time. Gramps and I fished all the time so fresh fish was always on the menu, perch, blue gill, walleye and small and large mouth bass. At age 5 I learned how to clean my own fish and by 10 I was making dinner, canning vegetables and fruits, making pies and fresh breads. Apples fresh picked every fall, strawberries in June and July, Cherries at the Cherry Festival in Traverscity. So fresh foods always were a big part. Mom worked as a teacher during the year so dinner was more traditional with pot roasts, meatloaf, etc, but it seemed we always had fresh fruits and vegetables as part of the meal. Mom also didn't use as many spices as I do, but times were different back then. <br /> <br />So ... My motto is ... There is NO Right and NO Wrong with cooking. So many people thing they have to follow a recipe. But NO ... a recipe is a method and directions to help and teach someone. Cooking is about personal tastes and flavors. I love garlic ... and another person may not. I like heat ... but you may not. Recipes are building blocks, NOT text ground in stone. Use them to make and build on. Even my recipes I don't follow most times --They are a base. That is what cooking is to me. A base of layer upon layer of flavors. <br /> <br />I still dislike using canned soups or packaged gravies/seasoning ... but I admit, I do use them. I have a few recipes that use them. But I try to strive to teach people to use fresh ingredients, they are first ... so much healthier for you ... and second, in the end less expensive. But we all have our moments including me. <br /> <br />So, lets see ... In the past, I have worked as a hostess, bartender, waitress, then a short order cook, salad girl in the kitchen, sort of assistant chef, head chef, co owner of a restaurant ... now a consultant to a catering company/restaurant, I cater myself and I'm a personal chef for a elderly lady. I work doing data entry during the day, and now and then try to have fun which is not very often due to my job(s). <br /> <br />I have a 21 year old who at times is going on 12, aren't they all. Was married and now single and just trying to enjoy life one day at a time. I'm writing a cookbook ... name is still in the works but it is dedicated to those people who never learned, to cook. Single Moms, Dads, or Just Busy Parents. Those individuals that think you can't make a great dinner for not a lot of money. You can entertain on a budget and I want people to know that gourmet tasting food doesn't have to be from a can of soup or a box, and healthy food doesn't come from a drive through. There are some really good meals that people can make which are healthy and will save money but taste amazing. So I guess that is my current goal. We all take short cuts and I have no problem with that - I do it too. I volunteer and make food for the homeless every couple of months, donating my time and money. I usually make soup for them and many times get donations from a local grocery stores, Sams Club, Walmart etc, with broth, and vegetables. It makes my cost very little and well worth every minute I spend. Like anyone, life is always trying to figure things out and do the best we can and have fun some how along the way.</p>
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