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#1 Wed 28 Mar 07 12:32pm

johnny1shoe

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ssssssssssssssssssheperds pie

has any1 got any blinding ideas how to make a really tasty pie? tongue

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#2 Wed 28 Mar 07 5:42pm

GeoffP

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Re: ssssssssssssssssssheperds pie

Take one whole ssssssssssssssssssheperd ........

smile

But seriously, see the thread:-

http://forum.jamieoliver.com/viewtopic.php?id=23772

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#3 Wed 28 Mar 07 11:16pm

falconcy

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Re: ssssssssssssssssssheperds pie

I knocked one up yesterday, or rather a variation of one. I used pork mince, chopped red onion and unsweetened apple sauce. The gravy was a quickie, I used a packet of Somerset Casserole Mix and instead of water, I used Cider.

Usual mashed potato, with hot milk, butter and egg plus a little grated nutmeg and some finely grated Parmesan mixed in. I topped it with Double Gloucester plus some fresh chives snipped on top. I cooked it in the oven till it was nice and browned.

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#4 Mon 02 Apr 07 4:02pm

shopoholic

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Re: ssssssssssssssssssheperds pie

I mash up potato,cauliflower,butter and grated cheese for the top!!!

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#5 Mon 02 Apr 07 10:44pm

GeoffP

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Re: ssssssssssssssssssheperds pie

Hmm- mst think up a name for te pork version.

How about "piggin pie" - or "pigsty pie" smile

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#6 Tue 03 Apr 07 8:28am

VENUS

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Re: ssssssssssssssssssheperds pie

Shepherd's Pie with Cheese-crusted Leeks

Ingredients
1 lb (450 g) minced lamb
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
3 oz (75 g) carrot, peeled and chopped very small
3 oz (75 g) swede, peeled and chopped very small
½ level teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 level tablespoon plain flour
10 fl oz (275 ml) fresh lamb stock
1 level tablespoon tomato purée
salt and freshly milled black pepper

For the topping:

2 oz (50 g) mature Cheddar, coarsely grated
2 medium leeks, cleaned and cut into ½ inch (1 cm) slices
2 lb (900 g) Desirée potatoes
2 oz (50 g) butter
salt and freshly milled black pepper

Begin by taking the frying pan or saucepan and, over a medium flame, gently heat the olive oil. Now fry the onions in the hot oil until they are tinged brown at the edges – about 5 minutes. Add the chopped carrot and swede and cook for 5 minutes or so, then remove the vegetables and put them to one side. Now turn the heat up and brown the meat in batches, tossing it around to get it all nicely browned. You may find a wooden fork helpful here, as it helps to break up the mince. After that, give the meat a good seasoning of salt and pepper, then add the cooked vegetables, cinnamon, thyme and parsley. Next, stir in the flour, which will soak up the juice, then gradually add the stock to the meat mixture until it is all incorporated. Finally, stir in the tomato purée. Now turn the heat right down, put the lid on the pan and let it cook gently for about 30 minutes.

While the meat is cooking you can make the topping. Peel the potatoes, cut them into even-sized pieces and place in a steamer fitted over a large pan of boiling water, sprinkle with some salt, put a lid on and steam until they're completely tender – about 25 minutes. While this is happening, pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6, 400°F (200°C).

When the potatoes are done, drain off the water, return them to the saucepan, cover with a clean tea cloth to absorb the steam and leave them for about 5 minutes. Next, add the butter and mash them to a purée – the best way to do this is with an electric hand whisk. Don't be tempted to add any milk here, because the mashed potato on top of the pie needs to be firm. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary. When the meat is ready, spoon it into the baking dish and level it out with the back of the spoon. After that, spread the mashed potato evenly all over. Now sprinkle the leeks on top of the potato, scatter the cheese over the leeks and bake the whole thing on a high shelf of the oven for about 25 minutes, or until the top is crusty and golden.

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#7 Tue 03 Apr 07 12:56pm

mummza

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Re: ssssssssssssssssssheperds pie

Sheperds pie is made with lamb mince whilst cottage pie is usually made with beef mince.

That looks a good recipe venus, but for my family I would add a good slosh of wine into the mince as it cooks!! lol

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