Given that Allie and I just recently began cooking more daring recipes at home, the idea of cooking lobster in our kitchen, made us both a little hesitant. Never before had either of us cooked lobster, so immediately we became nervous about the outcome. However, the excitement of bringing one home and researching how to properly cook it, made us eager to give it a try. The experience of buying and cooking the lobster was surprisingly easy. Rather than a whole lobster, we purchased a lobster tail. This selection made for the perfect amount of meat for the two of us. Best of all, the preparation process for a lobster tail was extremely simple.
Eating seafood in the summer is such a perfect, warm day experience. Although a classic cold weather dish inspired this meal, the light flavors and the addition of lobster made it not too heavy. The pastry dough at the top gave the pot pie an incredible crunch, and crisp corn added a great, summer flavor. The overall richness of the dish balanced well with the fresh taste of lobster. This dish was so perfect for warm weather, but could easily be enjoyed year round to savor the delicious flavors.
Our favorite aspect of this dish was the amazing simplicity. When we dreamed up how to create and cook this recipe, it seemed very complex. However, as we executed each step with ease, we realized how simple it really was. This has been the case with each dish we have made so far. It has been so fun to come up with a meal idea that seems difficult, and then soon be proved completely wrong! Whether it is our newfound comfort in the kitchen, or our improved skills from cooking so frequently, we have loved realizing that a dish is actually very easy to make.
We hope you enjoy these lobster pot pies as much as we did! The overall flavors were so new and exciting to us. We had never tasted anything like it! While this dish is best for two, the recipe could be doubled to share with friends. It would be such a fun dish to serve and enjoy on a patio with guests. This dish can truly be enjoyed any time of the year. We invite you to add different ingredients and enjoy the amazing, rich flavors that this dish brings. Buon appetito!
Recipe adapted from Saveur.com.