Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Tasty Food

A quick recipe from a culinary experiment that really worked!

You'll need about 1.5kg of beef mince, 1 medium size white onion, 1 cup peas, 1 diced carrot, about a kilo of potatoes, 100gms of butter, 1/2 cup of beef stock, 1 cup of pine nuts and some ginger and curry-like spices.

Dry roast the spices (about 4 tspoons each of tumeric, cumin and ground coriander, about 2 tspoons of nutmeg and about 3 tspoons of cinnamon + some hot chilli if'n you want) until they're all aromatic and stuff. Then dry roast the pine nuts until they're brown.

Put the spuds into a big pot of boiling water and cook for at least 30 minutes (they're going to get mashed). Cook off the onions and ginger in sesame oil until the onions are translucent, then cook off the mince. Once it's mostly all brown, add the roasted spices and cook for another few minutes then add the pinenuts, carrots and peas and cook for a bit longer

Once your potatoes are ready, mash 'em with the butter and some milk until they're creamy, then put the mince in a big oven-proof dish which will fit it and the potatoes. Pour the stock over the mince and then top with the potatoes. Put into an oven set at about 210C for about 30 minutes, or until the top gets nice and brown.

Let it stand for a bit after you take it out of the oven, and thee you have Euan's Curried Not-Quite-Shepherds Pie.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The recipe sounds good, I'll try it. You should keep them coming, being a foodie and all.

BTW, how's the page view count going, Mr Vain? Was it Graham's boasts of his eyeball-drawing power that prompted the counter?

10:05 AM  
Blogger Euan said...

Actually, I was just curious. Gra's boasting didnae have much to do with it. (And won't reading that just kill him. :P ) :)

9:49 AM  

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