Lobster Chowder Pot Pie

Servings: 8


  • ¼ cup butter, divided
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled, diced
  • 1 cup red potatoes, skin on, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 cups seafood broth
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp 18% cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked lobster meat, frozen, thawed
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, cut slightly larger than baking dish
  • 1 egg


Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a skillet, sauté onions, carrots, potatoes and garlic in 2 tbsp butter. Cook until potatoes are fork tender, stirring occasionally (approx. 15 minutes). Remove and set aside in baking dish and add cooked lobster.

In the same pan, stir together remaining butter and flour, cooking over medium heat until it turns a blonde colour, creating a roux. Slowly add seafood broth, whisking constantly until mixture starts to thicken. Add 1 cup cream, chives, dill and salt and pepper to taste and cook until mixture is thickened to desired consistency. Add sauce to baking dish with vegetables and stir in lobster.

Top baking dish with puff pastry, piercing with a knife to create air vents for steam to escape during baking.
Whisk egg and remaining cream together and brush on puff pastry.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.


Do You Know Lobster?

It takes 5 to 7 years for a lobster to grow to legal size or about one pound.

True – Reaching One Pound Takes 5 to 7 Years

To reach one pound of weight, it takes 5-7 years. The legal size for catching lobster is based on the physical size of the lobster, but legally sized lobsters are normally close to one pound. Lobsters that have not reached the legal size are returned to the water. This limit is vigorously enforced in Prince Edward Island, and is a key component of ensuring the lobster fishery is sustainable.