Creamy Australian Prawn Pot Pies with Minted Peas

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  • 20 large cooked Australian Prawns 40g butter
  • 2 small leeks, white part only, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan
  • Sea salt flakes & cracked black pepper 4 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups cooked peas, lightly crushed
  • 2 tablespoons store bought mint jelly, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup mint leaves

Preheat oven to 200C. Heat butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add leeks & garlic, cook stirring for 3-4 minutes or until light golden. Add the flour & cook stirring for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the milk & wine gradually, ensuring the mixture has no lumps. Add the bay leaves & mustard, bring to the boil & cook stirring for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Peel, devein & chop the prawns. Add prawns, lemon, parsley & parmesan & divide mixture between 4 x 1 ½ cup-capacity ovenproof dishes. Cut 4 rounds from the pastry using the ramekin as a guide. Place pastry on top of ramekins & press to seal. Brush with egg & bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry is flaky & golden. Place the peas, mint jelly, vinegar & mint leaves into a small bowl & toss to combine. Serve prawn pies with minted peas & extra mint jelly.

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