Mushroom & Asparagus Shepherd's Pie

Mushroom & Asparagus Shepherd's Pie
Photo by Martha Holmberg

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 2 lb. mixed fresh mushrooms (button, cremini, chanterelle, shiitake, oyster), cleaned, stemmed, and cut into ½-inch chunks
  • ½ lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 recipe Lucia's Best Mashed Potatoes
  • 2/3 cup dry sherry
  • ¼ cup minced shallot
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 tsp. softened butter mixed with 4 tsp. flour to form a smooth paste
    • 1-½ cups homemade or low-salt canned chicken or vegetable stock
    • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (or ½ tsp. dried)
    • 1 oz. bacon (2 large slices) (optional)
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, add the asparagus, and blanch until bright green and crisp-tender, 2 to 3 min. Drain and set aside. In a very large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove (leave the fat in the pan), drain on a paper towel, and set aside with th...

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