Stacey Solomon has joined forces with chef Nisha Katona in a bid to encourage mums to get cooking with keema. Their aim is to bring you quick and easy meals that all the family will love. Stacey says “Cooking something different that you know the kids will love is a massive challenge. I’m first to admit that I have a lot to learn when it comes to cooking and I’ve loved working with Nisha to learn all about keema. I’ve started cooking-up a batch on a Sunday and using it during the week on jacket potatoes and pasta. My kids love all the different options so I’m able to provide something different each week and there’s nothing to it!”

Chef Nisha Katona says “People often overlook lamb mince. It’s such a shame because it is so versatile and goes perfectly with international flavours. I grew up eating keema, it is so delicious. Kids love it – it’s full of flavour and when packed with vegetables, it’s the perfect health by stealth dish. Quick and simple, it’s the perfect meal solution for busy mums. The video I’ve put together with Stacey shows you just how easy it is. I hope everyone gives it a go – whether you top it with mash for a luscious spiced shepherd’s pie or simply add to jacket potatoes – keema is the perfect way to shake-up your family meal times!”

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 450g//1lb prepared lamb keema – recipe here: Lamb-Keema-without-peas.pdf
  • 150ml/¼pint good, hot lamb or vegetable stock
  • 675g/1½lb prepared root vegetable mash or any mash of your choice
  • 30ml/2tbsp fresh or dried breadcrumbs
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley or coriander

Method:

Put the keema in a large non-stick pan with the stock and heat for 3-4 minutes until piping hot, breaking up the mixture with a wooden spoon. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4, 180°C, 350°F.

Spoon the lamb into a large ovenproof baking dish or 4 small ovenproof dishes. Heat the mash and spoon over the keema. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs.

Cook in the oven for 20 minutes until the mash is golden. Garnish with the herbs and serve with a selection of seasonal vegetables.

Tip:

If you prefer a crispier topping, leave in the oven for a further 10-15 minutes.

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