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Marks Springtime Shepherds Pie

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Serves 4

Seasonal alternate Shepherhs Pie

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg of Potatoes
  • 500g of Lamb Mince
  • 2 Leeks, thinly sliced
  • 4 Spring Onions, sliced
  • 2 Carrots, diced
  • 1 Stick of Celery, diced
  • 1 Courgette, diced
  • 200ml Carton of half fat Creme Fraiche
  • Zest of One Lemon
  • 50g of Butter
  • 100ml of Milk
  • 1 Bunch of Parsley (leaves only), chopped
  • 1 Bunch of Chives

Method

    1. Heat the oven to 190*C/fan 170*C/gas 5 Boil the Potatoes until tender {about 15 minutes}, then drain thoroughly.
    2. Meanwhile, heat a large frying panand cook the Mince, breaking it up with a Wooden Spoon, until browned- unless the Mince is very lean, you shouldn't need to add any Oil. Add the Leek, Spring Onion, Carrot and the Celery and cook, stirring for 3 minutes, until beginning to soften. Stir in the Courgette, Creme Frache and the Lemon Zest. Taste and Season.
    3. Heat the Milk and 1/2 of the Butter in a Pan, add the Potatoes and mash until smooth. Stir i the Herbs and Season with a little Salt.
    4. Put the Lamb mixture into a ovenproof dish and pile the Potatoe on top, spreading it all over o cover the meat completely.
    5. Dot with the rest of the Butter and bake for 20 miutes until Golden on top.
    6. Serves 4

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Susan@1
5th Aug, 2014
5.05
worth the preparation time lovely alternative to shepherds pie.
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