(From Cold Service Chapter 32)
Actually, Spenser didn't make this, Cecile did, but he's familiar with it.
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup small cooked shrimp or 1 can, about 7 ounces, drained
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup frozen peas, cooked
Melt butter over medium-low heat, blend in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes, or until smooth and bubbly.
Gradually stir in milk while stirring constantly. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add shrimp and cooked peas. Continue cooking, stirring, until heated through.
Serve over puff pastry. I'm guessing Pepperidge Farms frozen pastry shells