Friday, December 11, 2009

Shepherd's Pie



Made this simple pie, sometimes referred to as a 'peasant dish' ..... easy, just pile up mashed potatoes over a bed of cooked meat and vegetables, leftovers also can be put to good use.  But, mine is not from leftover meat, or leftover mashed potatoes,  all freshly  cooked  specially for this pie, and with a touch of Oriental flavour.





Chicken fillet with carrot and green peas in a casserole dish, prefer it moist with more gravy.
Mashed potaotes on top of the meat and veggie mixture



After roughing up the mashed potatoes by scratching it with a fork, apply egg glaze over it.
Freshly baked Shepherd's Pie, oozing with gravy from the filling  ...... mmmm



The gravy blends well with the mashed potatoes




Serve it  hot  ..........  Enjoy !

Recipe for Shepherd's Pie

Ingredients
350 gm chicken fillet - diced
1 kg Russet potatoes
80 gm carrot - diced
230 gm green peas (canned)
3 pips garlic, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1.1/2 Tbsp cornflour + 4 Tbsp of water
4 Tbsp or more soymilk
1 egg lightly beaten with a pinch of salt for glazing

Seasoning for chicken fillet
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp dark soya sauce
2 tsp cornflour
Some freshly ground pepper

Marinate the chicken fillet with the above seasoning for about an hour or more.

Preparation
Scrub the potatoes, boil them in a pot of water with 2 tsp salt
once soft, drain off water, set aside to cool
Saute the chopped garlic with some oil
add in chopped onions,
seasoned chicken meat, stir-fry
Add in 3/4 cup water
toss in the diced carrot
Thicken the gravy with cornflour mixture
Toss in the green peas
Add salt to taste
Scoop up this meat mixture onto a casserole dish
Peel off the skin of the cooled potatoes,
mash them up, add in 4 Tbsp soymilk,
pepper, salt, mash till smooth
Spoon them over the meat mixture,
rough up the mashed potatoes, scratch with a fork
Apply egg glaze
Bake in a preheated oven @ 220 deg C
for about 20 to 25 mins. until golden brown
Serve hot

22 comments:

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  1. I like this kind of food...you know farmer bread, peasant pie, etc. etc. They are usually very flavourful, filling and varied.

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  2. mmmm....that looks very juicy and delicious. The mashed potatoes look so creamy on top. I think my children would love this. But I know they like the fisherman's pie.

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  3. My son loves sheperds pie sounds wonderful!

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  4. Hi
    Angie
    What's farmer bread? Do you have it in your blog?

    Mary
    Heard of fisherman's pie, but can't recall. How about you baking one and post in your blog?

    pegasuslegend
    Ya, normally kids love this.

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  5. Thanks for reminding. I am going to make this for the coming Christmas :)

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  6. Nice! Just made a very similar one this week with chicken also. I like your oriental twist with this one too!

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  7. this is so simple.. I would love to try it, I have never made shepherd's pie before, I always thought it's hard to make.. thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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  8. Now I love this version with oriental twist. I just made a chicken Shepard's Pie this week, will post my version next week.

    Cheers,
    CCR
    =:~)

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  9. Shepherd's pie has been on my list for sometime. I am going to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing. Looks good!

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  10. Hi Cheah...nice shepherds pie... love the mashed potato with the chicken filling...yummy

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  11. I love Shepherd's pie, it remind me of Australia, I had really delicious pies when I was living over there. The asian flavor is a nice touch.

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  12. Looks good and easy to prepare. Must try

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  13. Yes, I'm back! Hopefully still be able to catch up. This pie looks really delicious! I bet my son would love it too, especially the topping!

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  14. Hi Everyone!
    Thanks for dropping by. Hope you'll try it out and like it too.

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  15. I love the simple pie. Always so hearty and comforting. Good on you for starting from scratch!

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  16. That looks sooo good - what a great idea to put your own touch and make it a bit asian in flavour!

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  17. Hi

    Tigerfish
    Yes, please do

    penny
    Yes, simple and quick to whip up.

    Trissa
    Yes, I like to tweak and experiment with recipes.

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  18. Hi, I prepared the dish for tonight's dinner. Added some canned sweet corn as well. My husband loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Hi
    Rotterdam ICON
    Is this the first time that you made this for Leo?
    You can concot your own filling, experiment a bit and you'll be surprised with the result. Glad he liked it.

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  20. Hi... Leo has never tasted Shepherd's Pie, perhaps it is not a dutch menu. I also shared with LH from UK regarding your food blog and specially mentioned Shepherd's Pie

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  21. Hi
    Rotterdam ICON
    Shepherd's Pie is English. It'll be nice to hear from LH.

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