Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lamb Shepherd Pie

Lamb Shepherd Pie.

Story begins like this. I wanted to make Beef burger, so I get sis to buy some minced beef from Consfood. When she got home, she brought me a 700g of minced Lamb at RM 17.90 !!!! so expensive ! I 'm like...errr why lamb ? ( sis said: because beef out of stock) what can I do with lamb ? ok deal, I decided to make Lamb-burger then.
How funny, I cant get a good Burger Bun with a dome shape and in cocoa brown colour ! we can't find it, other than those 6 or 4 normal sweet bun packed in a bag sell in bakery shop, which I hate. Can't find good bun = no good burger~!
[ Sample of bun that I want to find. Pic by Yusheng]

Lastly, I used Terri's A Very Very Good Cottage Pie recipe. She put double "very" to describe the food, while I give this recipe tripe "very" good !
Very satisfied with the pie. One thing I like about this is the meat filling not much of cheap mixed vege like peas/carrots which sort of distracted from enjoying my steak-pie. Lols

I steamed the potatoes for 20 minutes. Steaming will retain its nutrition ?

I guess this recipe gives a good bolognese sauce too.

lining tomatoes slice on top ...

Now I know...

cottage pie = beef

Shepherd pie = lamb / mutton



Agnes @ rB said...

Gorgeous one!!!! I never perasan Consfood got minced lamb -.-"

terri@adailyobsession said...

1. The onions should be cut finer.

2. The tomatoes should be very thin, say, half the thickness of those in the photos.

3. The mince looks VERY oily, probably bc it's lamb. have never tried lamb mince b4. was it 'lamby'?

4. Many shepherd's/cottage pies have meat sauce tt tastes too much like a ragu/bolognaise sauce bc of too much tomato puree or paste.

5. did u use the korean beef stock?

maybe tt's why it tasted just one 'very' good lol. also bc u used lamb?

terri@adailyobsession said...

really, denise, the meat sauce was terribly oily. in the pic where the tomatoes are laid over the sauce, i can see the meat with oil all around it..!

Denise ^ ChickyEGG said...

Agnes: ha ha, Yeah I didnt know too, not until ah yung bought it.

Terri :ya!! it is very oily! I knew why, is was the minced lamb come with lots of fat inside, i mean they blended with lots of fats+meat. so until when I baked the pie, some oil actually 'coming out' from the baking dish. can u imagine?

besides the fats, luckily the lamb doesnt have much 'lamb' smell, so its ok! ha ha
Thanks for tomatoes&onion tips! I make again, may be with 'beef' this time! ha ha i tot i say "triple" very ? ha ha ha

nope! I did not use korean beef stock, no time find, i used maggie.

terri@adailyobsession said...

sorry i thot u meant 1 'very' so i gave u some tips...

zurin said...

Denise, next time u must write 'very' 3 times! LOL

Denise ^ ChickyEGG said...

Terri : Lols! I don't mind u know cuz I have free tips now!

zurin : It's ok, that's how I got priceless tips ;p~

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