Seafood empanadas


 
 

Dough

500 grs. all purpose flour

1 cup of warm water

2 tablespoon of butter

or margarine

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of oil


Filling

2 tablespoon of oil

1 onion chopped

1 tablespoon of parsley chopped

1 teaspoon of flour

1 teaspoon of salt

200 grs. prawns or shrimp

1 mussels tin or 200 grs. mussels

(you can use others like clams or surimi chopped)


Method

In a bowl mix the all purpose flour with warm water the oil (warm by seconds in microwave) butter and salt

Stir and knead until all ingredients mix well.

Make the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.

Let stand in refrigerator for 1 hour.


Transfer dough to floured flat surface and stretch it with the roller. to have a mass of 5 mm thick.

(If necessary stretch the dough before adding more flour)
Cutting the dough into circles of 10 cm. diameter (usually use a plate of tea)


In a skillet heat oil over medium heat and fry the onion for a few minutes.

Add shrimp, mussels or clams or other fillers. Add salt, parsley and stir well and finally the flour.

Stir and set aside a few minutes.

To make empanadas when the filling has cooled fill in the circles of dough
 with one or two tablespoon of filling. Brush edge of dough with beaten egg and close giving way pressing with your fingers.
Must be properly closed. Fry empanadas in hot oil until golden .
 Put them over paper towel to dry the oil. Serve hot.



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