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What's more luxurious and comforting than a lobster pot pie? We can't think of much! Check out the recipe for this winning dish on this episode of Best Bites!
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, minced
1⁄4 cup brandy
2 tbsp. flour, plus more
1 3⁄4 cups heavy cream
1 lb. raw fresh or frozen lobster meat, thawed and cut into 3⁄4″ pieces
1⁄8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (14-oz.) package puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
Melt butter in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; cook until golden, 5–7 minutes. Add brandy; cook until reduced by half, 1–2 minutes. Whisk in flour; cook for 2 minutes. Add cream and bring to a boil; cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, 3–4 minutes. Stir in lobster, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
Heat oven to 425°. Divide lobster mixture between four 8-oz. cocottes or ramekins set on a rimmed baking sheet. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 14″ square; cut out four 4 1⁄2″ circles. Brush edges of cocottes with egg; place 1 circle over each and press to seal. Brush pastry with egg; bake until golden on top and filling is bubbly, 20–25 minutes.
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