Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Guiness Shepherd's Pie

This is a back dated recipe I cooked for our X'mas party. I found the recipe here, a not so difficult or troublesome recipe, I altered the recipe slightly to best suit our taste buds, however, it still tasted too Guiness to us :p


1 tsp black pepper
500g ground lamb
1 large onion, finely diced
1 cup frozen baby peas
3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp butter
1 can Guiness stout
3 tbsp ketchup
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp Maggi's concentrated liquid chicken stock
6 (about 200g each) Russet potatoes, cooked, peeled
40g butter
125 milk + dairy cream
grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Saute onions in the olive oil for a minute or 2, then add the meat
  3. Season with black pepper and rosemary
  4. Cook until brown then drain fat
  5. Add the butter and peas
  6. Sprinkle with flour and stir through
  7. Add ketchup, Guiness, Worcestershire sauce and chicken stock
  8. Let simmer til stock thicken. Season and remove from heat
  9. Mash cooked potatoes until smooth, add butter and milk (and cream), stir until combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper
  10. Grease a 9" x 13" dish with butter and add the lamb mixture
  11. Spoon in mashed potatoes over top. Sprinkle with cheese
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or til the potato is browned on top.


HK Choo said...

More Guiness will make you a genius since both words share similar letters, just kidding.

Thanks for this recipe, shall try soon hopefully, to clear the cans of "Arthur" from my pantry. I attempted an almost similar thing called Stout Steak Pie two years back using Guiness and beef. This one with lamb sounds interesting, is it too gamey for you?

kel said...

Hahaha... Guiness vs genius

Yeah, it is, most of the guests found the flavor on the strong side but the pie was still polished :p