Thai Crab and Prawn Pie


Ready for something different?  This recipe makes for a very unusual kind of pie.  Forget the steak and mushroom, this is a healthy, fast and easy to make seafood pastry pie recipe which makes a great side dish, lunch or meal for a family dinner.

IngredientsServes 4
Thawed short crust pastry250 gm
Canned crabmeat, drained2 cups
Jumbo tiger prawns, chopped, shelled and deveined2 cups
Pickled lemon grass and ginger chunks, finely chopped1/3 cup
Full cream milk½ cup
Cream½ cup
Egg, beaten1

Cooking method

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).  Roll out the thawed pastry until it is thin (around 0.5 cm) and line the inside of a pie dish, leaving enough for the lid of the pie.  Set aside.

Combine crabmeat, prawns, lemon grass, ginger and cream and milk.  Season according to taste.  Spoon mixture into the pie.  Make sure that the mixture completely fills all the pie dish.

Moisten edges of pie shell with half of the beaten egg.  Put on pastry lid and crimp edges to seal.

Using remaining egg, brush lid to glaze.  Bake for 45 minutes or until golden.  Serve hot with a light salad and white fluffy rice.