Empanadas are pastry shell turnovers made by folding dough over a filling, sealing it, and cooking it, either by baking or frying. Just about every Caribbean island has a recipe for sweet or savory fillings.
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Every tasty empanada starts with the dough. In Latin Caribbean cooking you'll come across two types of dough. One is simple flour dough much like a pie crust and the other is reddish yellow dough made with yucca. You can use either dough interchangeably, but for beginners, try the simple flour dough first.
Note: Empanada dough is available in specialty markets in the form of frozen discs, usually 10 discs per pack.
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Empanadas - A Step-by-Step Guide
If you are eager to make your own dough, but don't know where to start, follow this empanada step-by-step guide. In this tutorial, I show you how to make home-made pizza empanadas from start to finish. You can use these steps to prepare any empanada recipe.
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Chicken and Turkey Empanada Recipes
Shredded or ground chicken and turkey make excellent empanada fillings, too.
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- Turkey Empanada Filling
- Spicy Chicken and Cheese Empanadas
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Fish and Seafood Empanada Recipe
Seafood and fish are popular fillings for empanadas. It's not surprising since the Caribbean Sea offers an abundance of fish and shellfish.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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