19/10/14 18:08 Filed in: British - Main
Chicken and Mushroom Pie has to be one of the all time great comfort foods.
Here in London, it is cold damp and windy. Not pleasant at all - especially with it being dark going and returning from work.
This is where comfort food excels and one reason why I love the Autumn/Winter seasons. Out with the salads and in with the hearty stews, pies and puss! The kitchen comes alive with mouth watering smells.
My Chicken Pie, is a little bit of a faff, what with cooking the ingredients separately, however, it is well worth the effort. I like my pie to come complete with the vegetables, so I parboil the broccoli, add sweetcorn and delicious butter fried golden chestnut mushrooms. The leeks, shallot and garlic add a lovely depth. The tarragon and white wine give subtle complexity to the filling.
I reckon this pie takes a good 60 minutes of preparation, so generally better for a weekend.
Saying that, I made this on a Tuesday night for my sister-in-law. I confess I was sweating by the end of it, but got it in the oven in under half an hour!
This tastes even better for left overs. I personally like to serve this with homemade piccalilli.
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