Bill Wentz Recipe

Big Bill's "King Neptune's Delight" Seafood PotPie

By Bill Wentz bwentz

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Bill's Story

Unbelievable mixture of jumbo lump crab, scallops and jumbo shrimp in a delicious cream sauce made with sherry... Mmmmmmmm goodness, Oh, and that garlic cheddar biscuit topping cannot be BEAT!!!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
So darn flavorful! This creamy mix of seafood and veggies is a pure delight.


1 lb
jumbo lump crab (picked clean)
1 lb
bay scallops
1 lb
large shrimp (peeled and tails removed)
1 c
diced onion
1 c
diced celery
1 c
chopped portabello mushrooms
1 1/2 tsp
cajun seasoning
2 c
half & half
2 Tbsp
cooking sherry
4 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
2 c
1/2 c
yellow cornmeal
2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350* and lightly grease 4 (2 cup) oven safe bowls, and place on a pan. Chop all your veggies up and place in container, and prepare and place your seafood in separate bowls. For larger shrimp I cut them in half, and for the LARGE scallops I halve and quarter them.
In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery & mushrooms cook 6-8 minutes until veggies are tender stirring often. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly. Stir in Cajun seasoning, sherry and Parmesan. Stir in half & half and cook for 5 minutes until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and add shrimp, crab and scallops, stirring well to incorporate. Spoon into your prepared dishes.
In a medium bowl combine baking mix, cornmeal, garlic powder and cheddar cheese; stir well to mix throughout. Slowly stir in your buttermilk until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon mixture over your seafood and spread liberally. Into the oven for 25 minutes at 350*and.........POW!!!!!!
Served with a Fresh Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing, sprinkled with Onion Straws.... My guests would not stop eating long enough for me to get a picture of the "inside" of the Pot Pie....... Oh well!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American

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Andy Anderson ! WichitaChef
Aug 22, 2013
I am so sorry...

but I bet you are right... he's looking down and smiling...
Sherri Williams logansw
Aug 22, 2013
Andy, my friend Bill passed away last month. I'm sure he is looking down and getting a kick out of us pinching his recipes. sw☺
Andy Anderson ! WichitaChef
Aug 22, 2013
Bill... Looks good... I think it's pinching time ;-)
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Aug 8, 2013
♥ Yes RIP Big Bill, this is one of the recipes that I printed out to try.
Nancy R Robeyone
Aug 7, 2013
R.I.P. Big Bill!