Daniel Holzman's Life of Shepherd's Pi
Inspired by "Life of Pi"
For the Filling:
In a medium pot sweat the onions, garlic, carrot, celery and ginger over a medium flame stirring frequently until they begin to brown (about 10 minutes). Add the lamb, the chili and the Garem Masala and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Add the tomato paste and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
In a small pot, combine the potatoes with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over a high flame then reduce to low and allow to simmer until fork tender (about 25 minutes) Strain until completely dry. While the potatoes are still piping hot, combing with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and mash with a wire whisk or potato masher until relatively smooth.
To finish, fill the boats ½ way with the lamb mixture, top with the mashed sweet potates and sprinkle with Garem Masala, ground ginger and ground chili. Bake in the broiler until evenly golden brown, (about 5 minutes)
Recipe courtesy Daniel Holzman.