I love a chicken pot pie, and I thought it would be fun to mix it up and add some Asian flavours to it. so I added black sesame and Sichuan pepper into the pastry and I added miso, soy sauce, scallions and I bit of ginger into the pie. it was really really good so I have to share the recipe with you. I love the colour of the pastry before its baked its a great grey colour I love it. I decided to try out the herringbone lattice technique that I have been seeing all over the internet, I watched a video on you tube on how to do it and I was surprised at how easy it was. I love adding miso in western dishes it goes great in chicken pie or any sauce really. we ate this pie with chips but it would also be nice with roast potatoes.
- 220g butter
- 400g plain flour
- 40g black sesame seeds
- 1 tsp Sichuan pepper
- 3 tbsp. cold water
add the sesame seeds and Sichuan pepper in a food processor and pulse until ground then add the flour and salt and butter and pulse until it is combined then add the water a tbsp. at a time until it comes together. wrap in cling film and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. corn flour
- 400ml of milk
- 1/4 cup of miso
- splash of soy sauce
- selection of mushrooms 2 cups
- sliced cooked chicken meat 2 cups
- spring onion finely chopped
- 2 shallots
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 2 gloves of garlic minced
- 1 cup chicken stock
in a sauce pan make a roux but adding the butter, once melted stir in the milk slowly whisking as you add it, once the sauce has started to thicken add the miso, soy sauce and the chicken stock and reduce. in a frying pan fry the chopped shallots then add the mushrooms, and sauté then add the chicken, ginger paste and garlic, pour in the sauce and season well with pepper and salt and leave to cool. preheat the oven to 180c 350f
roll out the pastry for the bottom of the pie then add the cooled filling then add the pie top, this could be plain or latticed, brush with a beaten egg and bake for 40 minutes.
for the video on how to do the herringbone lattice I watched this video by serious eats
Ruth Miranda says
Looks delicious, actually the black sesame seeds in the dough, I had never thought of that, and it’s like the best idea!! I always have black sesame seeds at home, and I always add herbs and stuff to the dough, but had never crossed my mind to add the sesame. SO obvioulsy good!
Chef J says
Very cool, thanks for the inspiration.
I know my partner would absolutely love this, but he doesn’t eat meat. I’m trying to adapt this for tofu, how might you suggest I compensate for the cooking time and possible leeching of water?
i haven’t tried tofu in a pie before but you could roast some diced squash the oven with some soy sauce and a little oil for 35 minutes at 180c and use that.
You could try textured vegetable protein or seitan
yes im sure it would be great x
Hello Aimee! Everything that you do is so beautiful, your creations are breathtaking! I love love love your blog ever since I first discovered it. Have you ever made biscuits/cutout cookies with the black sesame dough?I am going to try…All the very best for a happy and healthy New Year!
thank you so much. yes i have i ground them down and mixed it with the flour it works really well x
I love your creations and photos they are like works of art. May I ask the size of pie pan you used for the recipe please? Would love to try the recipe.
thank you so much. i think it is around 9 inches x