How to Make Shrimp Empanadas at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

One day, I was chilling at home and suddenly my friends came over to surprise me and my mother asked them what would you like to eat? They were like whatever you make and after some time, my other called me in the kitchen and she was ready with some roll in which she filled something.

I bring them out for my friends and they were literally delectable and delicious, all of my friends liked it. After they went, I asked my mother the name of the dish and from where she learned the recipe.

My mother replied the name of the dish is Shrimp Empanadas and she learned this recipe from her Facebook friend who was from California and I asked her to teach me the Shrimp Empanadas Recipe so that I will share it with you.

Come let’s see How Shrimp Empanadas Recipe works.

Ingredients For Shrimp Empanadas

For the Empanada Dough

Cold Water1/2 Cup
Egg White1
Vinegar1 tbsp
All-Purpose Flour3 Cups
Salt1 tsp
Shortening3 tbsp

For the Shrimp Filling

Tomato Sauce8 ounce
Sofrito3 tbsp
Raw Shrimp10 ounce
Salt1 tbsp
Pepper1 tbs
Colby Jack Cheese2 Cup

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
30 Mins15 Mins45 Mins

How To Make Shrimp Empanadas Recipe

Shrimp Empanadas recipe

Make The Dough

  1. Add water, egg, egg white, and vinegar in a medium bowl and set it aside.
  2. Whisk 3 cups of flour and salt in a large separate.
  3. In a pastry blender add flour and in the flour add the sliced shortening and mix them properly. In the centre of flour mix make a well and pour the liquid ingredients from the first bowl into the centre.
  4. Mix them all until it becomes stiff.
  5. Knead the dough until it will become smooth.
  6. In a plastic wrap, wrap the dough and keep it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Make Shrimp Filling

  1. Add tomato sauce and sofrito in a saucepan on medium heat to simmer over.
  2. Add salt and pepper to pat the shrimp dry.
  3. Put the shrimp into the saucepan with the tomato sauce and add the cheese and stir occasionally.
  4. For about 3 to 5 minutes cook the shrimp or until it turns pink.
  5. Turn the heat off and remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool before filling the empanadas.

Filling and Frying the Empanadas

  1. On a floured countertop place the empanada dough. Roll the dough and make it thick and cut it into circles with a biscuit cutter.
  2. In the centre of the circles place the fillings and fold the dough over the filling into a half-circle shape and with fork crimp the edges.
  3. For 1-2 minutes fry the filled empanadas at 375 F until they turn light golden. Cool it before the servings.

Nutritional Facts Of Shrimp Empanadas Recipe

Carbohydrates24 g
Fat22 g
Protein6 g
Sodium254 mg
Cholesterol15 mg

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