Shrimp and Lobster Pot Pie

Florida Lobsters

Catching Lobsters In the Florida Keys. Here the Guys of Dream Catcher Charters pose with their catch.

My husband loves my chicken pot pie, but with lobster season here I decided to put a little spin on my recipe and change it up with some delicious fresh Florida seafood! If you don’t like lobster or shrimp you could always substitute something that you do like. Or, you can just take this recipe and make it with good old chicken. Enjoy!

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If you cannot get Florida Lobster at your local fish house or grocery store, you could use Maine lobster as well. Or, use your favorite fresh seafood available.

Shrimp & Lobster Pot Pie

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 3/4 cup chicken stock
2/3 cup milk
1 package (10 oz) frozen mixed veggies of your choice
2 cup lobster or 2 Florida lobster tails
1 lb. fresh key west pink shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 frozen pie crusts

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Steam lobsters over boiling water for about 3 minutes until meat turns white rather than translucent.
Set aside to cool.
Cut up meat into bite sized pieces about 1/2 to 3/4 inch.
Boil shrimp for about 5 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.

Melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, salt and pepper. Sauté until translucent.
Add flour and stir constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
Stir in broth and milk.
Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.
Add vegetables and lobster meat and combine.
Pour into bottom prepared pie pastry and top with another.
Seal pie crust edges together by pinching with your fingers.
Cut a few slits in the top of the pie.
Place pie on  baking sheet.
Put on middle shelf in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until pie crust turns a golden brown.
Remove rom oven and let sit for about 10 minutes before you dig in.

Florida Keys Lobster Season

Every year in July we have two days of sportsman lobster season. The last Wednesday and Thursday of July. People come to the Florida keys by the droves and go out in boats to collect the lobsters (crawfish) from under rocks and ledges using snorkeling gear.

LobsterFest is also during this time in the summer here in Key West.