Curried Shepherd's Pie with Mustard Salad

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings (depending on amount of leftovers)
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Ingredients

2 cups gratin, mashed

1/2 tablespoon madras curry powder

1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

1 cup chopped up steak

1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

2 to 4 individually sized round baking crocks

Mustard Salad, recipe follows

MUSTARD SALAD:

1 tablespoon pommery mustard

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup mustard oil, recipe follows

Salt and black pepper to taste

4 cups mesclun mix

MUSTARD OIL

2 tablespoons dry mustard powder

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon salt

Water, to make a paste

2 cups canola oil

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the mashed gratin with the curry powder and parsley. Fill crock 1/3 full with curried mash. Top with chopped steak, then top again with mash. Sprinkle on cheese and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until bubbling hot. If top is not golden brown, switch oven to broiler and color the tops.
  2. This recipe utilizes the leftovers from above:

MUSTARD OIL

  1. In a bowl, mix mustard, vinegar and sugar. Whisk in the oil. Season. Toss lightly with mesclun. 
  2. PLATING Place crock on one side of an oval plate, the salad on the other. Wine Suggestion: Fife Attitude 1996
  3. In a bowl, whisk mustard, turmeric and salt with water to form a paste. Whisk in oil and let stand overnight. Mixture will separate, don't remix before using, you want to use the clear flavored oil off the top.
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