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 yuca. 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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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, we 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 EmpanadasContinue to 5 of 9 below.
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Chorizo and Pork Empanadas
Chorizo is a highly seasoned pork sausage popular in the Spanish-speaking islands. You can also use pulled pork or ground sausage.
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Empanadas can be filled with sweet fillings, such as fruit. Apples or bananas are a popular choice. Enjoy them as a dessert or snack.
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Fish and Seafood EmpanadasContinue to 9 of 9 below.
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