Habanero Lamb Mashed Potatoes

Cajun Thanksgiving: Cajun Habanero Lamb Mashed Potatoes

Cajun Thanksgiving: Cajun Habanero Lamb Mashed Potatoes

I did a wonderfully Cajun Thanksgiving this year. The Habanero lamb mashed potatoes were an amazing addition to the meal, and had just enough bite to be noticeable, and the flavor of the Habanero came through nicely, but not so much to be considered very hot.

5 lb potatoes, peeled for low amine

1 lb ground lamb

1 pint heavy whipping cream

1 C milk or rice milk

1 stick butter

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

3 Tbsp paprika

2 Habanero, seeds removed and minced (wear gloves)

  • Wash, cut, and boil potatoes until thoroughly soft (peel potatoes for low amine, as potato skins are high amine). Reserve 2 C water in the pot with them.
  • Saute lamb and Habanero. Make sure lamb is broken up into very small pieces.
  • Mash potatoes with the reserved water and butter.
  • Add sautéed ingredients.
  • Add heavy whipping cream, milk / rice milk, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix together well.
  • Serve sprinkled with Cajun seasoning mix.
Very Low Amine: potato (peeled), rice milk, salt, black pepper,
Low Amine: ground lamb, heavy whipping cream, milk, butter (or butter substitute for dairy-free)
Very High Amine: paprika, habanero

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  1. how spicy does that dish get? is it bearable to a certain degree? taking out the seeds and core give the palette a much better experience. i just want to know how intense the heat is. As in, is it the type of heat where you just keep eating more or is it the kind that you can actually feel go down (like a spicy soup in a sense)?

    • I’ve used habanero in a number of dishes, and it’s definitely got some heat to it, but I haven’t found the heat unbearable by any measure. But then, every pepper is different, so it’s hard to say! It should be good and toasty, but with the addition of the buttermilk, it will mellow it out.

  2. This looks amazing! I might try keeping the potatoes in cube form instead of mashing, we shall see. Lamb and habanero is a match made in heaven!

    • I am so completely looking forward to Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to make this and post the results and photos! If you keep the potatoes cubed, will you let me know how it goes?

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