I am having flashbacks of some English food I was “forced” to eat growing up. One included Shepherd’s Pie and I remember absolutely haaaating it! But now I feel like my tastebuds have ‘grown-up’ and that I should give this traditional English dish another try.
1 Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).
2 While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 a stick) in large frying pan.
3 Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins). If you are adding vegetables, add them according to cooking time. Put any carrots in with the onions. Add corn or peas either at the end of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat has initially cooked.
4 Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add worcesterchire sauce. Add half a cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as necessary to keep moist.
5 Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter, season to taste.
6 Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.
7 Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.
Toronto’s own St. Lawrence Market has been named #1 in National Geographics Top 10 Food Markets.
So proud for my home city to be recognized world wide for something quite delicious and sustainable.
So ashamed that I have only been there a handful of times. But I must agree with the article – it is the freshest pick of meats, cheese, fruits and vegetables I have tasted, and the variety is outstanding:
This farmers market emporium has operated since 1803, when it cohabited with Toronto’s city hall. Redeveloped between the 1970s and 1990s after long neglect, the area’s mix of homes and businesses showcases urban regeneration. More than 120 retailers dispense everything from seafood to coffee.
Planning: The market is in Toronto’s old town; Saturday is market day.
The other 9, you ask?
Union Square Greenmarket, New York City
Castries Market, St. Lucia
Ver-o-Peso, Belem, Brazil
Mercado Central, Santiago, Chile
Kreta Ayer Wet Market, Singapore
Kauppatori, Helsinki, Finland
La Vucciria, Palermo, Italy
Cours Saleya, Nice, France
Borough Market, London, England
Time to get up early this Saturday and head down to the market. Such a gorgeous area of the city!