This comfort food recipe for shrimp pot pies features tender shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce, topped with oyster crackers. The perfect seafood supper!
One of the things the Southern husband loves with abandon is…oyster crackers. (More on those in a sec.)
And one of the things I love with abandon is a warm and wonderful pot pie of any kind that is cooked up in an individual little baking dish that is all mine.
Happily, this cozy little recipe is a perfect combo of both, with a creamy, shrimp and veggie filled conglomeration topped with a bunch of crushed up oyster crackers. Something for everyone!
What are oyster crackers?
Oyster crackers contain exactly zero oysters (although the Southern husband would love them even MORE if they did!).
Nope, they are little crunchy round crackers that probably got their name from being served alongside oyster stews. They are the kind you get in that little plastic packet alongside your clam chowder.
There are all different kinds, but the Southern husband seeks out the Westminster crackers wherever he can find ’em.
And this concludes everything I know about oyster crackers, except for the fact that my floor definitely features oyster cracker dust from all the oyster cracker eating that goes on, and so now I fight back with THESE!
These, my friends, are dusting slippers. The Southern daughter got them in the mail the other day, and I straight out stole them, and I am never giving them back.
Not only do they pick up crumbs and dust as you swoosh around the house, they also look like I am wearing Cheese Doodles on my feet.
Or macaroni and cheese. One way or the other, they are MINE.
Meanwhile, back at the recipe…
How to make shrimp pot pie!
You start by sautéing some chopped up onion and celery and carrots in a little butter until they are tender.
Add a little flour and cream and tomato paste and clam juice, simmer it all up until it is thickened, and then stir in some Old Bay seasoning and parsley.
Last but not least, add in some chopped shrimp (North Carolina friends, we get ours at The Fish Store!), divide them into ramekins, top them with crunched up oyster crackers and pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes, just enough to cook the shrimpies.
(No ramekins? You can also do this in a regular old casserole.)
Tender creamy shrimp on the inside, crunchy oyster cracker crust on the outside, and we all lived happily ever after!
Love, Kate xPrint