It is one of those days that I just want to rule the kitchen with non-Asian cooking. Knowing that my hubby’s dominant heritage is Irish, I decided to make a Traditional Irish Shepherd’s Pie yesterday.
Ingredients of Mashed Potatoes:
2 Russet potatoes (cubed)
1/3 cup of warm milk
2 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups of water
First of all, you need to make mashed potatoes.
Boil the cubed potatoes in a small pot of salted water for about 20 minutes.
Oh, please ensure your potatoes are peeled and cubed.
Don’t forget to stir your mashed potatoes as you don’t want them to get burnt at the bottom of the pot.
Then add in the warm milk and butter. Keep stirring until it’s really mashed! 🙂
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp black pepper
1 pound of ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 cup of sweet peas
1 tbsp of dry thyme
2 tbsp of corn starch or flour
1 tbsp butter
1 glass of red wine
2 tbsp of tomato paste
2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
1 unit of chicken bouillon
1 egg, beaten
grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F).
Saute the carrots in the olive oil until starting to get tender.
Add in the onions and saute for a minute or two before adding the meat.
Season with black pepper and thyme.
Keep cooking at medium high heat until the meat is browned before adding butter and peas.
Sprinkle some flour and stir through.
Then add on tomato paste, red wine and Worcestershire sauce.
Reduce the heat to medium after adding the chicken bouillon. Keep stirring until you have a thick meaty gravy.
Remove from heat and pour it into an oven-proof (Pyrex) baking dish.
Spoon some mashed potatoes on the top of the meat.
Brush with egg and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake it in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
Oh I made a mess by scooping it out with a rice cooker scoop. LOL! But it doesn’t matter to me. Most importantly, the pie is good (according to my hubby).
Do take note that this recipe is meant for 4 people, but my hubby and I have the big Malaysian appetite. So it’s just right for the both of us and he can take the leftovers to work for lunch today.
Tradtional Irish Shepherd’s Pie is best served with some crusty bread or toast bread to mop up that yummy sauce!
Oh, we have rubbed our bellies in satisfaction! 🙂