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Creamy prawn pot pies with minted peas

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Creamy prawn pot pies with minted peas
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients

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

Method

1

Preheat oven to 200ºC.

2

Heat butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add leeks and garlic, cook stirring for 3-4 minutes or until light golden.

3

Add the flour and cook stirring for 1-2 minutes.

4

Whisk in the milk and wine gradually, ensuring the mixture has no lumps.

5

Add the bay leaves and mustard, bring to the boil and cook stirring for 3-4 minutes or until thickened.

6

Peel, devein and chop the prawns.

7

Add prawns, lemon, parsley and parmesan and divide mixture between 4 x 1 ½ cup-capacity ovenproof dishes.

8

Cut 4 rounds from the pastry using the ramekin as a guide. Place pastry on top of ramekins and press to seal.

9

Brush with egg and sprinkle with sea salt, bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry is flaky and golden.

10

Place the peas, mint jelly, vinegar and mint leaves into a small bowl and toss to combine.

11

Serve prawn pies with minted peas and extra mint jelly.

Makes 4.
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Ingredients

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

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 200ºC.

2

Heat butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add leeks and garlic, cook stirring for 3-4 minutes or until light golden.

3

Add the flour and cook stirring for 1-2 minutes.

4

Whisk in the milk and wine gradually, ensuring the mixture has no lumps.

5

Add the bay leaves and mustard, bring to the boil and cook stirring for 3-4 minutes or until thickened.

6

Peel, devein and chop the prawns.

7

Add prawns, lemon, parsley and parmesan and divide mixture between 4 x 1 ½ cup-capacity ovenproof dishes.

8

Cut 4 rounds from the pastry using the ramekin as a guide. Place pastry on top of ramekins and press to seal.

9

Brush with egg and sprinkle with sea salt, bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry is flaky and golden.

10

Place the peas, mint jelly, vinegar and mint leaves into a small bowl and toss to combine.

11

Serve prawn pies with minted peas and extra mint jelly.

Makes 4.
Creamy prawn pot pies with minted peas