Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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...)

MrsK May 25, 2009

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.

Rita~ July 08, 2008