Monday, June 5, 2017

Cookbook Countdown #18: Italian Shepherd's Pie (Torta Del Pastore)

This is a shepherd's pie with a twist, Gino uses sweet potatoes for the topping! Some milk, butter and parmesan went into the topping. The meat sauce was done in 50 minutes ~ it has chopped onions, carrots and button mushrooms, Gino said to use only FRESH basil leaves and not the dried stuff, a glass of dry red wine (an extra glass went into me!), and tinned tomatoes.
 This portion was shared between DH and I this morning at breakfast!
 Recipe on pages 96-97 from Legs & Feathers Section of:
Gino D'acampo's Fantastico!
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Gino's Italian escapes A Taste of the Sun
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  1. Well, this yummy Italian Shepherd's Pie definitely 'too heavy' as breakfast for me. But I would love it as dinner on a romantic night!

  2. delicious shepherd pie! Which third Gino book is on the way? :)