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Old 03-21-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
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Shepherd’s Pie

Serves 4

Prep: 15 min
Cook: 60 min

400g canned chopped tomatoes
2tbsp butter or oil
2 onions, finely chopped
500g minced lamb
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1tbsp flour
2tbsp tomato ketchup
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Sea salt and pepper
1 bay leaf
2tbsp finely chopped parsley
600g floury potatoes
1tbsp butter


METHOD

Drain the tomatoes, reserving the liquid. Heat the butter or oil in a frying pan and cook the onions until softened. Add the minced lamb and garlic and cook, stirring until the meat is browned. Sprinkle the flour on top and stir it in well. Add the tomatoes, tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, bay leaf and parsley and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding tomato water if needed.

Peel and chop the potatoes. Cook in simmering, salted water until tender. Drain and mash thoroughly, adding butter, sea salt and pepper.

Heat the oven to 200C/Gas 6. Spoon the meat sauce into a one-litre pie dish or four 250 ml ramekins, and spread a thick layer of potato on top, raking it with a fork. Bake for 30 minutes until browned.

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Old 03-22-2005, 09:56 AM   #2
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Where were you 6 months ago when my pregnant wife had a craving for this? Better late than never, this looks great
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:44 AM   #3
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Sheperds Pie

I am lost and apologize but how can I determine the measurements in your recipe? I am sorry but it sounds good or else I wouldn't ask. Thanks
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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The 400g of canned tomato is equal to a 14 (or so) ounce can.

The 500g of lamb is about a pound. There are 454 grams to a pound.

The 600g of potato is equal to about 1 1/3 pounds or 21 ounces.
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The 400g of canned tomato is equal to a 14 (or so) ounce can.

The 500g of lamb is about a pound. There are 454 grams to a pound.

The 600g of potato is equal to about 1 1/3 pounds or 21 ounces.
Thank you. What is 200c/gas6? Sorry but I really want to know exactly how to fix it? don't like to ask but I am not familiar with this measurement. I do appreciate it.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
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thanks hummer. YAY!!!! a sheperd's pie recipe with lamb. ground beef is good, but it's not the same, not nearly as good as lamb.
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Thank you. What is 200c/gas6? Sorry but I really want to know exactly how to fix it? don't like to ask but I am not familiar with this measurement. I do appreciate it.
That's the temperature setting for your oven 200 C is equal to just about 400 F. The Gas6 refers to a oven temp. system used in Europe for setting temperatrues.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:16 PM   #8
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Sheperd's Pie

I will do as you asked and let you know how it turned out. It sounds so good and i am not good at measuring anyway reason for asking. I certainly appreciate your time and explanation. I just didn't know 200/gas 6 what that could mean. Setting the right temp. makes lot of difference. We love lamb and got shanks this weekend when went to store. However, the leg looked better but price changed my mind. Thanks again Andy M for your time.
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:47 PM   #9
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If you make the shepherd's pie with minced beef, it is called cottage pie

Your recipe is interesting, the Hummer, because I imagine there are as many versions of Shepherd/Cottage pie as there are families in the UK. I don't use any tomatoes in mine (either ketchup or tinned) and replace the fluid from that source with stock. Where are you from in the UK - maybe the tomatoes are a regional difference, but I'm going to give your recipe a go next time I make this dish.
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[QUOTE=Ishbel]Buckytom
If you make the shepherd's pie with minced beef, it is called cottage pie

I was going to point that out, but would probably get flamed for it.
It is possible to grill the topping, as all is cooked beneath, and as I'm always hungry when making SP/CP, I can't wait for it to brown in the oven.
I sometimes make furrows in the mash with a fork and sprinkle bread crumbs over, makes it a little more crunchy.

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