But instead of steak we used left-over smoked and barbecued pork loin and instead of kidneys, we used mushrooms – dried and fresh. Corn was still in season (just) so we had to add corn as well. At the last minute, we threw in some peas too.
Oh my, but this was one of the best steak and kidney pies I’ve ever had!
But goodness how sad. It’s all gone now.
All is not lost though. T is in the process of smoking some pork loin again and then finishing it in a beer sauce.
Remind me to rave about it! (It’s a variation of SAVEUR magazine recipe for slow smoked beef brisket from Issue #121.)
This steak and kidney pie reminds me of one of the first replacements I did. Years ago, when I was first learning to cook for myself, I saw a recipe for stir-fried chicken and almonds. (It was on the package (!!!) of almonds I had purchased. Who buys packages of almonds???)
But I didn’t have any chicken. And I didn’t have any almonds – just the package. So I used frozen fish fillets and sesame seeds.
Did you know that sesame seeds pop?
Of course you knew that.
I didn’t. My stir-fried
chicken and almonds fish and sesame seeds was a very exciting dish to make! (Amazingly, it actually turned out pretty well too.)
- meat pie (T’s Non-Vegetarian Tourtiere)