Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Mediterranean Style Turkey Pie

Late April marks my Grandmothers birthday and being lost for how to help her celebrate this year I decided to treat her to a homemade lunch.  She barely cooks anymore so to be honest anything more sophisticated than eggs or wurst is a luxury but this was even more of a hit than I had anticipated.  I originally was looking at a recipe in Good Food magazine for a Lamb pie with a wine and aubergine sauce but was then reminded by my mother that my grandmother neither drinks wine or can eat Lamb.  As a result I did some googling, some head scratching and came up with this.  There is no way of being modest about it.  It was fantastic.

500g Turkey Mince
4 Sheets Filo Pastry
50g Lurpak Lighter
2 sticks of Celery
2 Carrots
1 Courgette
2 Spring Onions
250ml Vegetable Stock
1 tbsp Mint
1 tbsp Ground Coriander
1 1/2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
1/2 tbsp Garlic Salt
1 tbsp Olive Oil

Fry the spring onions, carrots, courgettes and celery in the olive oil until softened then add the mince to brown it off.  Add the vegetable stock and seasoning.  Remove from the heat.

Use some of butter to grease the ovenproof dish, place one sheet of filo pastry and then rub some butter over the pastry and add another sheet of filo on top.  Pour in the mixture into the pastry and then top with one sheet of pastry, rub some butter on the layer and place another sheet on top.

I served this with the Greekilian Salad and followed it with a White Chocolate, Raspberry and Butternut Squash (fat free) cake.  A fantastic birthday meal!

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