Lamb and Spinach Filo Pie Recipe By Shilpa Kiran of Soulful & Healthy
- 500 grams mince lamb
- 150 grams spinach roughly chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 large cloves of garlic minced
- 1 pack or 7 sheets of filo pasty
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus more for brushing the pasty
- 1/2 smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp mild chili powder
- Salt and pepper to season
- 1 big tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- 20 grams pine nuts
- 60 grams crumbled white cheddar cheese
- 9 inch spring foam pan
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and butter a 9 inch spring foam pan on all sides and set aside.
- Take a large non stick pan, do not add oil, fry the pine nuts until it turns aromatic, for 2 to 3 mins tossing continuously set aside.
- In the same pan heat the olive oil in a nonstick pan, once heated sauté the onion until translucent for about 2 to r 3 mins on medium heat. Add the minced garlic and fry again for a minute.
- Add the lamb mince and continue to fry until it is brown and not pink anymore, this will take about 5 to 6 mins, increase the heat if needed. Fry until the oil starts to separate. Add the spices and season with salt and pepper as per your taste.
- Add the chopped spinach and fry until the spinach is wilted.
- Add the pine nuts and mix well. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool down while you prepare the filo pasty.
- Brush olive oil on each layer of the filo pasty and place it inside the spring foam pan, with the sides hanging out. Do the same for 5 sheets with lots of overhanging in different directions. (See image for reference).
- Now add the lamb and spinach mixture into the arranged pasty, then cover with two more layers of the filo sheet (brushing with oil) then fold the over-hangings on top of the pasty to cover it and scrunch it on the top so that you get many ripples, carefully work the pastry so you don’t break them. (See image on top for reference).
- Brush with extra virgin olive oil on top and bake in the pre heated oven for 30 to 35 mins until the pastry looks nice and brown on top. Let it cool a bit and serve with your choice of salad on the side
Recipe Author: Shilpa Kiran of Soulful & Healthy
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring, That’s what I told myself when I started blogging three years ago. I share healthy recipes, inspirations and ideas from my little kitchen in Dublin. With a cultural mix at home my recipes are not specific to one cuisine alone. I discovered so many wonderful ways of cooking which are all very healthy and not compromising on taste. Most of my recipes are gluten free, sugar free and diary free. I still enjoy treats from time to time but not at the cost of my health. I found a right balance between enjoying good food and also eating more organic and wholesome food. Hope you enjoy my recipes as much as I enjoy making them.