John shares with you his version of a shepherd's pie recipe, a Quebec’s classical feast generally appreciate by dads. John’s Shepherd's pie is full of flavors. He makes his mashed potatoes with mascarpone cheese and olive oil, cooks his corn in milk with fresh ginger and garlic. No wonder why his recipe is so appreciated by his family and friends. To complement this classical meal, John makes us discover his famous fruits ketchup recipe as well. This pair will make you appreciate even more the simplicity of a classical Shepherd's pie.
|Prep time: 15 minutes|
|Cooking time: About 1h|
|Servings or yield: For 12 peoples|
|Difficulty level: Easy|
|5 pounds of ground veal|
|2 garlic clove|
|1,5 kilo of corn (whole-kernel)|
|2 cup of milk|
|3 cup of water|
|1 big piece of ginger|
|10 pounds of Quebec potatoes|
|275g of mascarpone cheese|
|½ cup (125 ml) of butter|
|1 cup of milk|
|Extra virgin olive oil|
|FRUIT KETCHUP (see recipe on our website)|
Cut each potato in 4, place in a big pot, cover with water, bring to boil, lower the heat to medium-high cook for about 15 minutes.
minced onion and smash 3 garlic cloves.
In a big pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat, add garlic and onion, cook for 2 minutes. Add the veal, cook for about 10 minutes, seasonned with salt and pepper to taste. Drain the meat in a strainer., set aside.
In a big pan, add 2 cups of milk, 3 cups of water, corn, ginger cut in slices and 3 smashed garlic cloves. Cook over medium heat about 10 to 15 minutes.
When ready, drain the potatoes, transfer in a big bowl, add the mascarpone with ½ cup of butter, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup of milk, salt and pepper to taste. Mashed with a pestle. Never make you mash in a robot, it will give your potato a sticky texture. Add olive oil if necessary, set aside.
When ready, drain corn. Preheat the oven to à 350˚F.
In 2-oven pan, make the layers, start with meat, than corn and finish with a layer of potato. Cover with paprika. Place in the center of the oven and cook for about 25 minutes at 350˚F.
Serve with your homemade fruits ketchup (see recipes on our website).