Shepherd's Pie

Author: 
Tom Aikens
  • 2 Tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 3 Pounds  ground lamb
  •   Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • large onion, cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • large carrots, cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • large celery ribs, cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon  thyme leaves
  • 1/4 Cup  water
  • 2 Tablespoons  tomato paste
  • 1/4 Cup  plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart  beef stock
  • 1/2 Cup  milk
  • 1/2 Cup  heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons  unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  •   One 3-inch rosemary sprig
  • bay leaf
  • thyme sprigs
  •   Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 Pounds  baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • large garlic cloves, halved
  •   Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds ground lamb
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • 2 large celery ribs, cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart beef stock
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • One 3-inch rosemary sprig
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 3 large garlic cloves, halved
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
This pairing of chopped lamb with a mashed-potato topping is one of the most beloved British classics. Chef Tom Aikens infuses milk and cream with fresh herbs before folding them into the potatoes to make the dish especially luxurious.

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Recipe Details

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 
1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 
2 hours 20 minutes
Serves: 
8

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