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This was excellent, and my husband and I both loved it even though I had to make changes due to my current dietary restrictions (replaced buttermilk with coconut milk, and omitted butter, olive oil, and curry powder). A delicious, fairly simple, and wonderfully flexible recipe, that I look forward to making the "original" way very soon.
the mashed sweet potato topping is AWESOME. I did change the honey to 1/4 cup, which made them come out a little sweeter, but, it was a great contrast. The filling needed more flavor - i did add carrots and celery along with the peas, but, I think the ground turkey itself needed some more spices for flavor. I did put a layer of stuffing between the pot pie and the sweet potato topping - that was a wonderful addition.
I thought this was good but missing something. It was better to me once I added some more salt and pepper, but my husband wasn't thrilled about it. I did leave out the peas as I noticed at the last minute I was out. I added carrots. Next time I might try changing the seasonings to chili powder and cumin instead of curry and add some extra garlic. I think the mashed sweet potatoes on top were the best part of this pie.
This was really, really good. I made some alterations though. Instead of traditional sweet potato I used boniato (a white sweet potato). I think it has a better texture for this sort of thing. I had to use a little extra buttermilk than the recipe calls for. If you try it, just eyeball it until it's the consistency you want. I also played up the seasonings for the meat filling more. I used oregano, garlic powder, pepper (white & black), etc.... It came out really good and my family loved it. Definitely will make again.
Tried this recipe again. And instead of using sweet potatoes I used yams. And instead of using ground turkey I used ground beef. It tastes pretty similar to the other way, but I think it's slightly better. Only because I LOVE yams more than sweet potatoes.
I liked this, as did my family, but it wasn't as good as I had hoped. I don't know if it would have helped if I had used buttermilk (subbed milk with lemon juice). It didn't hold together very well so we ended up mixing it all up, which reminded me of a curry casserole instead of seeming like an exotic shepherd's pie.
best ever. thank you. :)
Oh my, this is incredible! My family gobbled it up and begged for more!
I made this last night for my in-laws, DH, and son. Everyone enjoyed it. Thank you for the yummy recipe. I did make several changes/additions. To the ground turkey, I added diced carrots and celery in addition to peas, onions, and garlic. I also added some chicken bouillion and worchestire sauce to add to the flavor. In the sweet potato mixture I substituted maple syrup for the honey, but I'm sure it would taste just as good with honey. It turned out very good. Thanks again!
This turned out very tasty, even with the omission of curry (it turned out I didn't have any, after all!) It succeeded because it didn't try to be Shepherd's Pie, but really stood alone as its own dish rather than a substitution. However, I think either more flour needs to be added, or the flour needs to be added after the frozen peas, because this turned out more watery than I expected. It was also a little bit more cinnamon-y than I liked, but I believe that may be because I followed the recipe incorrectly... and that leads me to my one complaint: the way the recipe is written. So confusing! For example, in the ingredients, it indicates that 1/4 teaspon of cinnamon should be used, but then step one contradict that and says 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I used 1 teaspoon, and I think it was too much--it throws off the flavor balance a bunch. As a previous comment mentioned, the fact that the ingredients are listed in order of when they are used can be potentially confusing, too. Still, I am willing to forgive a lot, as this was a VERY satisfying dish.