Prawn Pot Pies with a Curried Rice Salad

Prawn Pot Pies with a Curried Rice Salad

Posted 2017-08-10 by finyfollow

These prawn pies were delicious, with the prawns staying tender in a creamy sauce.

I added apple and sultanas and curried mayonnaise, amongst other things, to the rice and this gave it extra crunch and taste.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 2

For the prawn pies
500 g uncooked prawns
30 g butter
½ leek - white part only, sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ tbsp plain flour
90 ml chicken stock
¼ cup dry white wine
1 cup cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp dill, chopped
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
½ tsp Dijon mustard
½ sheet puff pastry
1 very small egg, lightly beaten

For the curried rice
30 g butter
¾ cup rice
1 tsp mustard seeds
Few cardamom pods
½ cinnamon stick
Dash of turmeric
Pinch of saffron
¼ cup raisins
1 stalk celery, chopped
½ small red apple, finely chopped
Bit more than ¼ cup of mayonnaise
1 tsp curry powder

For the prawn pies
  • Peel and devein the prawns.

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat, add the leek and garlic, and cook for two minutes.

  • Add the prawns and cook only for 1 or 2 minutes till they just start to turn pink (they will be baked later).

  • Preheat the oven to 220°/200° fan forced.

  • Remove the prawns and keep aside.

  • Stir the flour into the pan and cook for a minute.

  • Add the stock and wine, bring to the boil and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the liquid has nearly evaporated.

  • Stir in the cream, bring to the boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes, or until the liquid has again reduced.

  • Stir in the lemon juice, herbs and mustard.

  • Using half the sauce, pour an even amount into two one cup capacity ramekins.

  • Divide the prawns among these.

  • Top with the remaining sauce.

  • Cut the unfrozen pastry into two circles slightly bigger than the ramekins.

  • Put these pastry rounds on top of the prawns, and press around the edges.

  • Prick the pastry with a fork and brush with the egg mixture.

  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is a golden colour and crisp.

  • You could serve it with a salad and crusty bread to lap up the sauce, however I made rice to go with it.

  • For the curried rice
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan.

  • Add the rice, mustard seeds, cardamom pods, the cinnamon stick, and turmeric.

  • Heat over a gentle heat for a minute.

  • Add enough water to the pan to cover the rice with about 2 cm water.

  • Add the saffron and some salt.

  • Bring it to the boil and cook uncovered for a minute.

  • Cover, turn the heat down as low as it will go and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods, and mix in the remaining ingredients.

  • Mix the curry powder with the mayonnaise and stir into the rice mixture.

  • Serve with the prawn pies.

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