Sunday, 19 January 2014

The Shepherd's Pie

Introducing to you, the recipe of Shepherd's pie, a nutritious pie made of meat(lamb) and mashed potatoes.

Total preparation time: 1 hour
Serves : 8

Ingredients:

  • Lamb or beef, minced - 500gms
  • White mushrooms, sliced - 1 and half cups
  • Red wine - 1 cup
  • Carrot, julienne sliced(slices obtained when sliced using the peeler) - 1/2 cup
  • Zucchini, medium sized, julienne sliced - 3/4 cup
  • Onion, chopped - 1 no.
  • Garlic, minced - 2 cloves
  • Sprigs of fresh thyme - 3 to 4 
  • Frozen green peas - 1 cup
  • Corn - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Sunflower oil - 2 tbsp 
  • Flour - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 2 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Chicken stock - 1 cup
  • Egg, beaten - 1 no.
  • Parmesan cheese, grated - 2 tbsp
  • Salt and Pepper, as required
Mashed potatoes:

  • Medium sized, potatoes - 6 
  • Butter - 4 tbsp
  • Cream - 1/2 cup
  • Salt, as required


Procedure:

  1. Boil diced potatoes in salted water until soft, about 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 200 degree Celsius. Butter a baking tray.
  3. Meanwhile in a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.  Add sliced mushrooms.  Saute mushrooms until soft and brown.  Add 1/4 cup of red wine to the hot pan, stirring and scraping the pan.  Remove mushrooms to a plate.
  4. Wipe out the pan and add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil, heat to medium.
  5. Saute carrots till soften, then add onion and garlic.
  6. When onions are soft, add minced meat.
  7. Saute the meat for 5 to 7 minutes, season with salt, pepper and thyme.  Add mushrooms, peas, corn and 1 tbsp butter.
  8. Sprinkle mixture with flour and stir.  Then add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and remaining wine.
  9. Cook and stir mixture for several minutes.  Add stock and simmer until sauce is thick and somewhat reduced.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in zucchini.  Season to taste.
  11. Pour meat mixture into the buttered baking tray.
  12. Drain and mash potatoes with butter and cream as needed.
  13. Spoon mashed potatoes over meat and spread evenly and smooth the top.
  14. Brush potatoes with a beaten egg and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  15. Bake it in the middle rack for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling and potatoes are slightly browned on the topside.
Hope you will enjoy the Shepherd's Pie.

The Shepherd's Pie










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