I was sorting through Mum’s old recipes last weekend and found this Pot-Roasted Chicken recipe. I liked the idea of being able to put everything into a casserole, put it in the oven and forget about it for a couple of hours – so I cooked it last night. It tasted great!!! I didn’t bother to reduce the liquid so it was pretty juicy, but that meant that the leftovers have turned into a great soupy-broth for lunch today. Well worth trying…….
Veal is a meat I don’t often cook with these days, it was used a lot more when I was growing up. In this recipe you could substitute beef, but it’s worth using veal if you can buy it, as it’s quite tender and makes a great pie filling. The polenta base and rounds on the top make this into a very hearty pie.
Unfortunately there’s no picture with this recipe, which is a shame as I think a lamb casserole with a crumble topping is a little unusual and would not only taste good, but would look good as well. It would be a good casserole to make for a group and could easily be made gluten free by simply using gluten-free plain flour.
So what is a Bounty Day pie you’re asking……well according to Wikipedia…. ‘Bounty Day is a holiday on both Pitcairn Island, destination of the Bounty mutineers, and on Norfolk Island. It is celebrated on 23 January on Pitcairn, and on 8 June on Norfolk Island, the day that the descendants of the mutineers arrived on the island’. I guess this is a pie they make to celebrate the day, although it does seem fairly similar to a Greek beef and spinach pie – don’t suppose it matters what you call it, as long as it tastes good.