Spicy Sausage or Meat Pie

Spicy Sausage or Meat Pie

2 tablespoons soya oil
4 celery stalks
1 carrot – grated
1 onion
2 teaspoons NAMIDA Hot wasabi paste
3 tablespoons grated Mozzarella cheese
1 kilogram sausages
OR
1 kilogram stewing steak cut in 1-inch cubes
1 8-ounce tub sour cream (small tub)
1 short pastry topping for pie – recipe follows

                    PASTRY TOPPING

2 cups plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces butter
Cold water

In 2 tablespoons soya oil, stir-fry celery, carrot, onion and wasabi paste.

Remove and set aside.

Brown sausages or meat until golden brown.

If using sausages, slice in half lengthways.

Place meat / sausages in a deep pie dish, add stir-fried vegetables.

Cover with sour cream and Mozzarella cheese.

Cover pie with short crust pastry and cook in moderate oven for 1 hour, or until pie golden brown.

Serve with potatoes or rice.

Method for Pastry Topping

a) Sift flour and salt together.
b) Grate in cold butter.
c) Mix to a stiff dough with a little cold water.
d) Roll out very lightly.