I have a 20 yr old in the house whose favourite meal is shepherd’s pie. It’s what he asks to be cooked on his birthday. As he is a Stone’s fan we started with Keith Richard’s recipe which can be found here After a few couple of years we moved on to Gordon Ramsay’s recipe here which is a bit richer and a bit of a favourite.
Tonight I found a new recipe, in of all places, Maeve O’Meara’s Food Safari, possibly the least exotic recipe in the book. The recipe calls for lamb leftovers, but I used lamb mince.
One onion and 2 celery sticks are diced and lightly cooked in a pan, to which is added 2 diced carrots and cooked some more. 500g of lamb mince is then added with seasoning and browned. Then add 2 tsp plain flour, 2 tsp mustard powder and 125 ml beef stock. Stir well. Add a dash of soy, a generous splash of worcestershire sauce, 3 pinches of mace, the grated zest of one lemon and 125ml of apple cider. Cook until mixture has thickened.
Place mixture in a large baking dish with half a bunch of chopped parsley and 2 bay leaves and top with mashed potato and a sprinkling of grated parmesan.
Not quite Gordon’s but very nice.