Originally Posted by advoca
IMHO Shepherd’s Pie can be a bit dull. However, it can be given a lift if you add a scant tsp each of allspice, cinnamon, and ground cloves. Furthermore, I prefer to top with mashed cooked carrot instead of mashed potato.
yummm,, good ideas advoca, thanks. i've never thought of mashed carrot, i'll try a mix of carrot and spuds next time. i've tried sweet potatoes with success.
i like the idea of allspice and cloves, but i'm not a fan of cinnamon, except with fruit. i like to add a little allspice, cloves and bay leaves to water used to make rice, and boil them for a few minutes before adding the rice.