Sunday, July 5, 2009

Shepherd's Pie

Here's the Shepherd's Pie recipe (Courtesy.. my mom):

Posted this, and saw the event on Bombay Foodie. This one's a British AWED event.

Ingredients: 1/2 Kg minced meat (or soyabean granules for the vegetarians)
100 gms green peas, 100 gms boiled macroni, 2 medium sized capsicums, one teaspoon each of crushed ginger & garlic, 1/2 tblsp salt, 2 medium sized onions grated or finely chopped, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp chilli powder (opt), 2 tblsp wooster sauce, 3 tblsp tomato ketchup, 4-5 tblspoi. 50 gms butter, 4 tblsp milk.

Method: In a cooker heat oil. Add onions and fry onions to a golden brown color. Add minced meat. Fry well. Add peas, (peas may be sauteed in butter/oil and added later) salt, chilli powder ginger, garlic and 2-3 cups water. Cook under pressure for 10 minutes or so. Cool and mix in sliced capsicum, macroni, wooster sauce and ketchup. Here's what it looks like..

Mash the boiled potatoes. Add salt, butter and milk to the potatoes & keep mashing them till light and fluffy. This makes the covering for the pie.

In an oven-proof baking dish arrange the cooked minced meat mixture and spread the mashed potatoes on top, The mashed potato layer should be aprrox. half an inch thick.
(At this stage the dish can be kept in the fridge for 2 hrs or so) Bake at 375 Fah. for 20 minutes ro so till the potato layer has turned light brownish. Serve with tobasco sauce & a soup of your choice.


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