This is not a shepherd's pie in the true sense, due to it using lean turkey mince as opposed to the more traditional lamb mince. However, this does result in a very healthy option for a shepherd's pie, especially when combined with the spices and chillies that give it the slimming properties.
I don't doubt that this is a perfectly healthy recipe but come on, it's Shepherd's Pie, since when has Shepherd's Pie featured Scots Bonnet Chillies or Turmeric? Keep it simple, this recipe seems to have suffered from Celebrity Chef Syndrome, I am going to make it but I am going to leave out the chillies and the turmeric as they are not necessary, particularly if good quality turkey mince is used, if you use MRM turkey then okay, add all the spices and flavours that you can think of as MRM has no flavour what so ever and needs all the help it can get. There is on aspect about this recipe which I have only just thought of though and that is that the person who posted it may be of a foreign extraction and thereby use these additional ingredients due to having grown up with them and just added them to the shepherd's pie idea, alternatively it may be that cosmopolitan influences have finally made it into great British classics. - 24 Sep 2011
lovely dinner, umm umm - 06 Jan 2011