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Cottage Pie with Turkey

Cottage Pie with Turkey

by Pam on March 16, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

One of my favorite meals to celebrate  St. Patrick’s Day is Cottage Pie[1]. It’s usually made with ground beef, but because we are trying to eat healthier around here, I decided to try one with ground turkey instead. I found a terrific recipe from the Food Network Kitchen[2] that looked great. I adapted it just a bit by doubling the recipe, adding a touch of Worcestershire sauce, and using russet potatoes instead of red potatoes. It was a comforting, delicious, and guilt free dinner. I served this cottage pie with my House Salad[3] and we all enjoyed our meal.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Place the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until tender when pierced with a knife. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot over low heat. Stir the potatoes for a couple of minutes to dry them out. Add the milk, butter, cheese, and green onions, then mash with a hand masher until smooth. Season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste.

Heat the olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and onions; cook until tender and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey and thyme, and continue to cook, breaking the turkey up with a spoon, until the turkey is cooked through and lightly browned. Add the minced garlic, and cook, for 30 seconds then add the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce then cook until lightly caramelized. Stir the chicken broth and flour together in a small bowl until smooth, and then pour into the skillet. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Coat the baking dishes with cooking spray. Ladle the turkey mixture evenly into the baking dishes. Spoon the mashed potatoes over the filling.

Place into the oven and bake until the potatoes are lightly browned and the turkey filling is bubbly around the edges, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with Green Onions.

Let the cottage pies cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.



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Cottage Pie with Turkey




Yield: 8

Cook Time: 30 min.



Ingredients:

For the Potatoes:

3 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 + 2 tbsp cup warm 2% milk
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup shredded extra sharp Cheddar
1 green onion, chopped
Sea salt, to taste
White pepper, to taste

Turkey Mixture:

1 tbsp olive oil
2 carrots, finely diced
1 small onion, chopped
16 ounces ground turkey (93/7)
1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp ketchup
1-2 tsp Worcestershire, to taste
2 cups chicken broth
4 tsp flour
1 cup frozen peas
Sea Salt and Freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Place the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until tender when pierced with a knife. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot over low heat. Stir the potatoes for a couple of minutes to dry them out. Add the milk, butter, cheese, and green onions, then mash with a hand masher until smooth. Season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste.

Heat the olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and onions; cook until tender and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey and thyme, and continue to cook, breaking the turkey up with a spoon, until the turkey is cooked through and lightly browned. Add the minced garlic, and cook, for 30 seconds then add the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce then cook until lightly caramelized. Stir the chicken broth and flour together in a small bowl until smooth, and then pour into the skillet. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Coat the baking dishes with cooking spray. Ladle the turkey mixture evenly into the baking dishes. Spoon the mashed potatoes over the filling.

Place into the oven and bake until the potatoes are lightly browned and the turkey filling is bubbly around the edges, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with Green Onions. Let the cottage pies cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Food Network Kitchen

References

  1. ^ Cottage Pie (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Food Network Kitchen (www.foodnetwork.com)
  3. ^ House Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Barbecue Shrimp – So Good, and So Not Barbecued

No one’s really sure why this magnificent dish is called
barbecue shrimp, but since it was invented in New Orleans, let’s just assume
they had a great reason, and move on to more important issues, like
making and eating a huge plate of these.


There are countless ways to make this dish, almost all
containing copious amounts of butter, along with garlic, black pepper, and
Worcestershire sauce. This is not something you’d serve to your friend with the
bland palate. By the way, can’t believe you’re still friends with that bland
palate dude.

Anyway, feel free to adjust and adapt to your heart’s
content. My version is fairly light, which is kind of funny
to say, since I call for half a stick of butter, but I’ve seen versions that were basically
deep-fried in the stuff. So, you know, compared to that, this is like spa food.

As far as seasoning goes, be careful with the salt. The
Worcestershire is pretty salty, so you may not want to add it all to the shrimp
stock like I did. I used about 3 generous tablespoons, since I like mine pretty salty,
but it’s probably safer to just add 1 or 2 tablespoons, and then taste/adjust
later on.

Other than that, and finding some colossal shrimp (the
bigger the better), this recipe is a breeze. It may not have anything to do
with barbecue, but like its namesake, it’s incredibly delicious and another
great culinary gift from the south. I hope you try some soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 4 servings:
1 1/2 to 2 pounds colossal shrimp
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp Old Bay seasoning, optional
4 tbsp cold butter, cut in cubes
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
1 1/2 cups shrimp stock (using reserved shells, sauteed in 1
tsp butter, and simmered with 2 cups stock or water for 20-30 min)

juice of 1 lemon
hot sauce to taste 
2-3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
lots of white rice

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

by Pam on December 1, 2013

This drink is inspired by my sister who was enjoying a delicious Bloody Mary with a Cilantro and Lime Vodka while I was talking to her on the phone the other day. I decided to grab the ingredients and serve these drinks to our dinner guests who were coming over that night. These drinks were fun to make and tasted fantastic! I love that you can tweak your drink to suit your tastes – my husband and his friend like using Clamato juice while my friend and I liked using V8 juice. We all enjoyed the drinks and thought they were super tasty – thanks Dana!

Fill a large glass with ice cubes. Pour the vodka into the glass followed by lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste, Tabasco sauce, and horseradish sauce. Pour the tomato juice over the top then carefully mix REALLY WELL with a spoon. Taste and re-season if desired. Place a pickled asparagus spear and green bean into the drink followed by a few olives and a lime wedge. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Yield: 1

Total Time: 5 min.



Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Cilantro and Lime Vodka
Juice of a lime wedge
Dash of Worcestershire sauce, to taste
Dash of celery salt, to taste
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Tabasco sauce, to taste
Horseradish, to taste (optional)
3 oz V8 or Clamato juice
2 Large green olives for garnish
Pickles asparagus and green bean spears for garnish
Lime wedge for garnish

Directions:

Fill a large glass with ice cubes. Pour the vodka into the glass followed by lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste, Tabasco sauce, and horseradish sauce. Pour the tomato juice over the top then carefully mix REALLY WELL with a spoon. Taste and re-season if desired. Place a pickled asparagus spear and green bean into the drink followed by a few olives and a lime wedge. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and Photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Recipe inspired by my sister Dana

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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