Uncategorized BK’s Sex-Life Saving Shepherd’s Pie

| Monday, 5 November 2007 16:55

r_shepsEverybody knows that when your partner isn’t giving you any, a romantic dinner can help set the mood. What people don’t realize is that a dinner that’s too fancy or “put on” can make the other person feel pressured to put out, and pressure gets you nowhere. The best way to get some lovin’ is to provide comfort food. And this recipe for Shepherd’s Pie is as comfy as it gets.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound lean ground beef
1 Sweet yam
2 Yukon Gold potatoes
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
450g can sweet corn niblets
1 cup creamed corn
pinch of  sea salt
Freshly cracked pepper to taste
handful of chipped parsley
Panko crumbs

Directions:

Beef: Heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil in pan on medium heat. Add minced onions, minced garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add beef, season with salt and freshly cracked pepper, and cook for 10 minutes. Turn the heat up to med-high and crisp the meat for another 3-5 minutes. 

Add parsley and take off heat.

Potatoes: Chop sweet yam and Yukon Gold potatoes, and drop them into salted, boiling water and cook until fork tender (about 15 minutes). Strain and mash potatoes with 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and milk. Add salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste.

You can use individual ramekins or a big baking dish.

Spoon a thick layer of meat into the bottom of the ramekin. Add a thin layer of creamed corn, sweet corn niblets, and a thick layer of smashed potatoes. Sprinkle with Panko crumbs.  Broil in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden.

Yield: 4 servings

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