Shepherd’s Pie, Sort Of
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
the Chicken
  • 650 gr. / 23 oz. chicken breast cut in squared pieces
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 eggplant, cut in cubes
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • A bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup marsala wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of olive oil
For the Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 kg. / 2 oz. peeled potatoes (unpeeled around 1.2 kg.)
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. evaporated milk or light cream
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. margarine, softened (or butter, I use margarine for health reasons)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt (taste it and add more if you want)
  • ½ cup of emental cheese (or any other yellow cheese you have)
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Chicken
  1. In a deep skillet, add the olive oil and in medium heat throw the scallions, the pepper, the eggplant and the carrots.
  2. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for couple of minutes.
  4. Throw the chicken pieces and continue sautéing until chicken has changed color but is not fully cooked.
  5. Add the tomatoes and continue to sauté.
  6. Pour the marsala wine and let cook for about 15 minutes or until the wine has reduced to half.
For the Mashed Potatoes
  1. In the meantime make the mashed potatoes.
  2. In a pot put the peeled potatoes cut in half and boil them until they become soft.
  3. Drain them and throw them back to the pot.
  4. Lower the heat to low, place the pot on the stove and start mashing the potatoes.
  5. Add the margarine cut in cubes, the milk or cream, the cheese and the seasonings. Mix until everything is incorporated.
Assembly
  1. Preheat the oven to 175° C/ 350° F.
  2. In a Pyrex or as in this case a clay pan 30cm X 19cm / 12 in X 8 in throw the chicken and above it spread evenly the mashed potatoes.
  3. Bake in the medium position of your oven for about 45 minutes or until the mashed potatoes take a nice golden color.
  4. Remove, let it rest for 10 minutes and then cut and serve.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/shepherds-pie-sort-of/