I know that I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately (well, yesterday), and we have plenty of left-overs in the fridge, so I really didn’t need to make something for tonight.  But, I wanted to!  I kinda felt weird not planning something for tonight!  And, as we’ve both already had the chicken soup for lunch, what’s left but to eat the same thing for lunch and dinner (and, probably lunch tomorrow)?  Sad…so, on we go, new recipe!

I’ve posted a shepherd’s pie recipe here before, but this is a new one, and honestly, now that I’m smelling it, I’m happy I chose this one bc it smells soooo good!

This recipe came from the UK’s Channel4 website.  Just click the clink, and you’ll be able to see the recipe, and a video of Gordon Ramsay making the dish, as well.


Shepherd’s pie

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500g minced lean lamb
  • 1 large onion, finely grated
  • 1 large carrot, finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Handful of thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 1 sprig of rosemary, needles chopped
  • 250ml red wine
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1kg Desiree potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 50g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Parmesan, for grating
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

And, so the ingredients are in grams again, I just guess-timated after using an online conversion.  And, from watching the video.

Anyway, so I’m at the point of boiling the potatoes right now to mash them- should have started this before doing everything else, since the meat is ready and waiting now, but…oh well.  Things happen.  Moving on…

The "mince"...or, ground lamb


Here’s the final verson:


Weird, right- mine looks different than his?! 😉  So, I don’t have a fancy “shepherd’s pie” dish, and improvised w/a lasagna pan.  Whatever.  But, in that case, it seems that I should have made more potatoes!  They barely covered the meat!  Oh well…it’s still meat and potatoes- how bad can this be, considering that I already tasted the meat, and it was super-good??


(Oh, I’m serving this w/a side of steamed asparagus.  Just bc it’s comfort food, doesn’t mean that there can’t be a little green, too- even if E’s the only one that eats it!)