A good pie is one of those guilty pleasures; light, buttery pastry with a tasty (typically) beef, chicken or vegetable based filling. On the other hand, a bad pie of questionable origins (tales of luke-warm pies from tepid pie warmers spring to mind) can put you off ever eating pies again. Now it is no secret that us Kiwi’s are partial to a good pie so if you too are a fellow pie lover then this is just the recipe for you.
I first made this pie for my flatmates one bleak wintry Sunday evening. Inspired by thoughts of sunning myself on an island in the Mediterranean I concocted this pie recipe. With a beef and tomato base, this pie is flavoured with a punchy combination of rosemary, olives, lemon zest, chilli and parmesan cheese and is delicious paired with a simple green salad.
Try replacing the mince with roast vegetables for a tasty vegetarian version.