Monday, March 10, 2014

Irish Lamb Pot Pie / Shepherds Pie - Food of the World

Yeeeehhhh We are travelling Ireland this month . I am so excited to to learn about new country  and their culture and traditional food behavior  . When i got to know that we are going to travel ireland next , i started my research and got to know few of their traditional foods.

These were few authentic Irish Food which grabbed my attention ; irish Soda Bread , Irish Colcannon , Irish Coffee , Steak and Guinness pie , Irish Lamb Stew , Irish Lamb Pot Pie  (Shepherd's Pie), Guinness Cake , Mush Peas , Irish Apple Cake , Irish Potato and Leek Soup and Irish Potato Candy .

Pot Pie is one of my anytime favorites . You will be filled with one bowl . Normally the Pot Pie i make , I use Pie Crust to cover the filling , the Irish Lamb Pot Pie grabbed my attention because the filling was covered with mashed potatoes and baked till the potatoes are golden brown in color. One good thing about Pot Pies are you can add any vegetables with the meat . 

Ingredients :

For Filling :

Chopped Onions - 1/4 Cup
Chopped Garlic - 5 Pods
Diced Carrots - 1 /2 Cup
Broccoli - 1/2 Cup
Beans - 1/2 Cup
Green Peas - 1/4 Cup
Grounded Lamb - 1/2 Cup
Freshly grounded Pepper
Chili Powder -( optional )
Olive Oil - to Saute
Butter - 1 TBSP
Water / Stock
Flour - 2 TBSP
Thyme - Optional

For Topping :
Medium Sized Potatoes - 2 Boiled and Mashed
Butter - 2 TBLS
Cream Cheese - 1/4 Cup ( Optional )


  • Heat the olive oil and butter in pan . When the oil is hot ,saute onions , Garlic and thyme till they are golden brown. 
  • Add the minced Lamb , sprinkle with salt and pepper .  Cook the lamb till it changes color .
  • Then add all the chopped Vegetables , sprinkle with salt , pepper and chili powder .
  • Pour in some stock or water close it with the lid and cook till the vegetables are done .
  • Meanwhile Boil and mash the potatoes . Add some salt , Butter and Cream Cheese and mix well till everything is combined well. Keep That aside.
  • When the vegetables and lamb is fully cooked sprinkle 2 TBSP flour.
  • Keep stirring it or it might form lumps. When the Filling gets thicker turn off the heat .
  • Divide the filling into 2 Serving bowls .
  • Meanwhile Preheat the oven at 400F . Fill the mashed potatoes into a piping bag with the nozzle attached .
  • Pipe the mashed potatoes on top of each serving bowl .
  • Bake it for 20 minutes . Serve it warm .

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  1. I adore how you made the lamb-pot-pie into individual servings! The potatoes look so light and fluffy.

  2. I grew up on pot pies, but don't believe I've ever had it with lamb. We just use beef. I absolutely love how decorative the potatoes are on yours.

  3. the pot pie looks realy delicious... love the snap with the smoke... too good...

  4. Gorgeous pot pie... you have the creamiest potatoes.

  5. Yummoooo, love that single portion, seriously am in love with the smoke snap.

  6. Gorgeous looking pie..would love to dig into it.. yumm yumm

  7. Hi Shey,
    Your Irish Lamb Shepherds Pie is just beautiful!! It is fun going on The Food of The World Tour with you. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  8. I linked up this and then deleted it. It's my green food for March, but it's not really Irish, so I did not know if it fit. Everything looks good including your pot pie. If you want to share at Bacon Time linky, you are more then welcome to.

  9. this looks great, so delicious and I love the potatoes on top..yummy :-)

  10. I love shepherds pie! The lamb and veggies cooked together with a wonderful mash on top - it's impossible to resist... Beautifully done and I'd love a helping...

  11. These pot pies are gorgeous! I'd love for you to come share at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  12. Two of my favorite things to eat--lamb and shepherd's pie! Omg, this WILL be going on my dinner rotation!

    New follower from Full Plate Thursdays!

  13. We don't eat lamb but I am sure we can mix it up with another ground meat. Thanks for linking this up to friday frenzy and what a great party here too.

  14. Um...not only is this a beautiful dish, but this sounds amazing! I love lamb! This is one of my favorites at Sweet & Savoury Sundays! :) Can't wait to try this dish!

  15. Beautiful! I've never seen anyone pipe mashed potatoes before. Really cool idea.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen