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  1. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    Cottage pie:

    1kg floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper, peeled
    150g butter
    Knob of beef dripping (optional)
    2 onions, chopped
    2 carrots, diced
    2 sticks celery, diced
    1 tsp dried thyme
    600g shin of beef, chopped into small pieces
    350ml good quality beef stock
    1 tsp cornflour
    Worcestershire sauce

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Cut your potatoes into evenly sized chunks, and put in a large pan of cold, salted water. Bring to the boil and simmer until tender.

    2. Meanwhile, heat the dripping, if you have any left over from your last roast, or butter in a pan over a moderate heat, then add the vegetables. Soften, but do not brown.

    3. Add the thyme, and then the beef. Brown it all over, and then add half the stock. Whisk the other half with the cornflour, and then stir into the meat mixture. Add a generous dash of Worcestershire sauce and allow to simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes.

    4. Drain the potatoes and mash with a generous slab of butter. Season to taste.

    5. Taste and season the meat, adding more Worcestershire sauce if necessary. If it looks dry, pour in a little water.

    6. Put the meat into a large baking dish and top with the potato. For a nice crispy top, I like to add it in lumps, or you can run a fork over the top if you prefer. Dot with small pieces of butter.

    7. Put into the oven for about 40 minutes, until the potato is crisp and slightly brown, then serve.


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    Shepherd's pie:

    For the potatoes:

    1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
    1/4 cup half-and-half
    2 ounces unsalted butter
    3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 egg yolk

    For the meat filling:

    2 tablespoons canola oil
    1 cup chopped onion
    2 carrots, peeled and diced small
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons tomato paste
    1 cup chicken broth
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary leaves
    1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
    1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
    1/2 cup fresh or frozen English peas

    Directions

    Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch dice. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, uncover, decrease the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until tender and easily crushed with tongs, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Place the half-and-half and butter into a microwave-safe container and heat in the microwave until warmed through, about 35 seconds. Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return to the saucepan. Mash the potatoes and then add the half and half, butter, salt and pepper and continue to mash until smooth. Stir in the yolk until well combined.

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

    While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the filling. Place the canola oil into a 12-inch saute pan and set over medium high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion and carrots and saute just until they begin to take on color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Add the lamb, salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked through, approximately 3 minutes. Sprinkle the meat with the flour and toss to coat, continuing to cook for another minute. Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, Worcestershire, rosemary, thyme, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer slowly 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly.

    Add the corn and peas to the lamb mixture and spread evenly into an 11 by 7-inch glass baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes, starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and smooth with a rubber spatula. Place on a parchment lined half sheet pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.
     
  2. RH Goatcabin

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    Another Quality Thread. :up:
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    How much is a shin of beef

    I don't want to confuse my butcher
     
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    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    EC hacked gilaet's account!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :nooo:
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    Sheppards Pie.

    Man, those English are all fucked up. lol.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    Fuck your face fuckface.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    Fuck your face fuckface.
     
  8. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    my oven starts at 250 :facepalm:
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    But you know what a Knob is? :weird:
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    use 400 for all mince pies
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    It is an English recipe.
     
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    Menards has jacks pizza on sale 6/$9.96. 3 days only!! :woot:
     
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    so i need an english oven? fuck
     
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    I love English food, thanks for clearing things up. :toptip:

    I make a Jamaican variation of Shepard's Pie that would knock socks off.
     
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    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    oh god my jokes are all failing tonight. :depressed:

    but thanks for the recipes!
     
  17. Mr. Potato Head

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    The board has changed. :dontknow:
     
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    :tears2:
     
  19. Mr. Potato Head

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    It's 'evolved'. :thumbup2:
     
  20. gilaet

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    There are no shepherds in Jamaica. :nag: