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    Brazilian Empanadas

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    1 hrs 15 mins

    45 mins

    30 mins

    catalinacrawler's Note:

    this is not my own personal recipe, i added it for the zaar world tour game and now zaar reps refuse to remove it.

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    1. 1
      Sift together the flour, salt, and turmeric.
    2. 2
      Work in the butter and shortening until it has a cornmeal-like consistency.
    3. 3
      Add the egg and the beer, and work until incorporated.
    4. 4
      Cover with a wet towel, and rest for 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, saute the onion, tomatoes, and hearts of palm in butter for 2 to 3 minutes, until soft.
    6. 6
      Deglaze with the sherry.
    7. 7
      Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.
    8. 8
      Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.
    9. 9
      Season with salt and pepper. Let cool to room temperature.
    10. 10
      Preheat oil to 350°F.
    11. 11
      Roll dough into 1-inch balls and flatten into rounds approximately 3-inches in diameter.
    12. 12
      Spoon 1 tablespoon of stuffing onto each round, fold the dough in half, brush edges with egg yolk, and pinch to seal.
    13. 13
      Fry the empanadas for 4 minutes.

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    • on May 25, 2009

      If you don't mind, a correction: they are called "Empadas." Empanadas are a bit different and are not Brazilian. I'll try it and rate afterwards. (I have trouble figuring a good dough for pastel, since AMerican flour is completely different from the Brazilian; my recipes don't work here...)

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    • on July 08, 2008


      Ok! so cheated with the dough using Goya`s 10 discos grandes pre-packaged dough for the turnovers. Used cherry tomatoes in place of the plum (Thats what I have so far in my garden). Added 1 hot chili. Used 1/4 cup sherry. Added the diced shrimp mixed and removed from the stove. For it will continue cooking in the hot veggies and when frying. Didn`t want them overcooked.

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    Nutritional Facts for Brazilian Empanadas

    Serving Size: 1 (88 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 217.0
    Calories from Fat 104
    Total Fat 11.6 g
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    Cholesterol 60.4 mg
    Sodium 247.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 5.4 g

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