Shepherd pie with tuna

  • 14/08/2013
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 6
  • 75 min

Shepherd cuisine with its romantic ingredients shall bring a breath of the past, and when serving this pie with potato and tuna fish use the antique bowls to bring the Mediterranean tradition to your dear guests.

Ingredients

  • Puree:
  • 750 g potato
  • 50 g butter
  • 75 ml milk
  • 150 g grated Gauda cheese
  • Filling:
  • 140 g onion
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can chopped-tomato(400 g)
  • 200 ml tomato-puree
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Natur
  • 100 g celery stalks
  • 1 small can red beans (400 g – 240 g drained mass)
  • 2 tuna solid in brine (2X160 g)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter for the mould

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Peel the potatoes and boil them in salted water.
  2. 2.
    Drain, run through a strainer, add butter, milk and 160 g grated gauda cheese.
  3. 3.
    Stir well and cover to remain hot.
  4. 4.
    Heat olive oil in a small frying pan, add finely chopped onion and fry on a medium-high heat.
  5. 5.
    When the onion becomes golden-yellow colour add celery stalks cut into slices and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add chopped tomato, tomato puree, Vegeta Natur and fry gently for 10-15 minutes, until all the liquid has evaporated and it had become dense.
  6. 6.
    Add strained beans and tuna, stir gently and transfer it to a greased fire-proof pan (Ø 20-26 cm).
  7. 7.
    Smooth the mixture and arrange on top the prepared puree.
  8. 8.
    Salt with the remaining grated cheese and put it in a pre-heated oven at 210 °C for ca. 20 minutes or until the puree gets its nice roasted golden yellow crust.

Serving

Serve hot.

Advice

The baking pan should be as narrow as possible and high at least some 10 cm so that the pie would preserve its succulence and rich fresh flavour.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 234 / 978 - -
Fat g 27,13 - -
Carbohydrates g 39,50 - -
Dietary fibre g 9,64 - -
Protein g 30,83 - -
Salt g 3,10 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.881,00 47 38
Vitamin D μg 145,62 73 73
Niacin mg 16,01 114 80
Pantothenic acid mg 1,19 17 17
Potassium mg 1.285,21 35 35
Calcium mg 292,52 29 29
Phosphorous mg 468,57 59 59

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)