Thursday, March 15, 2007
Bite with Belkys: St. Patty's Day Shepherd's Pie from John Martin's Restaurant & Irish Pub
Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and while many think the holiday is just for drinking -- the Irish are also known for their tasty cuisine. How to whip up a tasty pie as we grab A Bite With Belkys.
The Chef: John Clarke
The Dish: Shepherd's Pie
The Restaurant: John Martin's Restaurant & Irish Pub
- 4 lb. of ground sirloin
- 2 large onions
- 2 large carrots
- 6 celery stalks
- 1 tbs. of thyme
- 1 tbs. of parsley
- 1 tbs. of oregano
- 1 tbs. of ground bay leaf
- 2 tbs. of chopped garlic
- 4 tbs. of tomato paste2 tbs. flour
- 1 1/2 tbs. of salt & pepper
- 1 can of green beans
- 1 qt. of water
- 3 lb. of mashed potatoes
- 12 slices of Colby cheese
Method of Preparation:
-Start by dicing onions, carrots and celery, and put it to the side.
-Pull some fresh thyme off the stem, and chop some fresh parsley and oregano.
-Next, mince the garlic.
-Now move on to the ground beef. Begin by pouring water into a hot pot, and then place the meat inside the water. Chef John recommends using a stiff whisk to break up the meat.
-Let the beef brown on high heat for about 15 minutes. Use a large spoon to remove the excess fat from the water.
-Add the chopped veggies, herbs and ground bay leaf to the mixture. Stir everything together, and let it simmer until the vegetables cook through.
-Add tomato paste and flour. Cook the mixture for 10 more minutes and then turn down the temperature.
-Add some salt, pepper and peas.
-Now transfer the mixture to an oven-proof dish.
-Add a scoop of mashed potatoes and a few slices of cheese.
-Place the dish in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
To Plate the Dish:
The dish is ready to serve once it comes out of the oven. You can plate it with some fresh parsley on the side.
Serving Suggestion: Guinness
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
John Martin's Restaurant & Irish Pub
253 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134