Monday, September 21, 2009

Tortiere: AKA Meat Pie

TourtiereThis is an English Canadian meat pie, in other words not a traditional french meat pie. It receives it inspirations from the classic French Canadian dish, however the flavourings and ingredients are more of what I was feeling that day rather than the traditional beef, pork, onion, celery and herbs. None the less the flavours are great. It is amazing how you can transform a dish just by adding the pie crust. The crust I used is from Grandma was frozen and turned out wonderful.

The Recipe: English Canadian Meat Pie (Tortiere)
1 lb of dark ground chicken
1 lb of dark ground turkey
2 tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper diced
1 large onion diced
2 cloves garlic mincedPreparing the vegetables for the meat pie
10 medium button mushrooms
15 quartered cherry tomatoes
1/4 fresh chopped parsley
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Couple dash of hot sauce
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup of chicken stock
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tbsp butter

Bring a large saute pan to high heat, add the olive, chicken, turkey and cook until no longer pink on the outside. Remove from the and place in a bowl. Drain the liquid from the meat back into the pan and add the rep pepper and saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the onions and continue cooking for another 3 minutes continuing to stir. Add the mushrooms, garlic and continue to stir until the mushrooms have reduced down somewhat (about 4 minutes), add the tomatoes Worcester, sea salt, pepper, hot sauce and continue cooking for about 5 minutes until tomatoes have lost most of there form. Add the meat back into the pan with the parsley and let cook for 5 minutes. In a small sauce pan heat the stock for a couple minutes until hot. In a bowl combine the butter and flour and blend until even (buerre manie). Whisk the hot stock into the buerre manie until smooth, add the mixture to pan and stir (this will help thicken any moisture in the pie while cooking, create more flavour and keep the crust from getting soggy).

Meat pie fillingAdd the meat mixture to the pie crust and cover with another pie crust (I used 2 pre-made bottom crusts from the freezer) crimping the edges together with your fingers. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Melt your additional 2 tbsp of butter and paint the top of the pie to help it turn a beautiful golden brown in the oven. Cut a slit in the top to allow any trapped steam to escape. Cook for 25 minutes, remove and Enjoy!


Zheng junxai5 said...

ralph lauren home
adidas running shoes
kd 8
air jordan shoes
coach outlet
coach outlet online
ralph lauren sale
christian louboutin shoes
michael kors outlet
true religion jeans
louis vuitton outlet online
discount jordans
true religion outlet
toms outlet
oakley vault
michael kors outlet clearance
ray ban sunglasses outlet
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton outlet
tory burch flats
cheap ray ban sunglasses
polo ralph lauren
replica rolex watches
kobe 10
michael kors handbags
oakley canada
coach outlet online
oakley vault
louis vuitton outlet
kate spade
red bottom shoes
coach outlet
ladies cartier watches
louis vuitton handbags
ray bans
concords 11
jordan retro 11
nike air max uk
retro 11
louis vuitton purses

Fangyaya said...

coach outlet
michael kors outlet online
adidas superstar shoes
ray ban outlet
ugg boots uk
louis vuitton outlet stores
burberry handbags
rolex watches
kate spade outlet
kate spade
chicago bulls jerseys
coach outlet store online clearances
uggs on sale
michael kors outlet clearance
ugg sale
toms wedges
michael kors bags
christian louboutin pas cher
miami heat jerseys
replica watches
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet online
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors outlet online
gucci outlet online
supra shoes
hollister kids
louis vuitton outlet
the north face outlet
abercrombie and fitch outlet
ugg boots
polo outlet
jordan shoes
montblanc pens
ugg slippers
ugg outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
adidas nmd

Jian Zhuo said...

oakley sunglasses
nike store
nike free run flyknit
cheap oakleys
christian louboutin shoes
oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
doudoune moncler
longchamp bags
canada goose jackets

Post a Comment