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Shrimp Empanadas

Shrimp Empanadas

45 Min(s)
45 Min(s) Prep
Fill these Shrimp Empanadas with velvety shrimp, cheese and fresh vegetables. These delectable Shrimp Empanadas will bring them to the table faster than you can say Ándale! Serve up these hand pies tonight!
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 lb. cooked cleaned medium shrimp, chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
3 green onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup water
1 cup oil
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1
Combine first 6 ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2
Mix flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in water until mixture forms ball. Place on lightly floured surface; knead 5 min. or until smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 12 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. for each; flatten each to 6-inch round.
3
Spoon about 1/3 cup shrimp mixture onto center of each round; moisten edge with water. Fold dough rounds in half to enclose filling; press lightly on tops to remove air pockets. Seal edges with fork.
4
Heat oil in medium deep skillet to 375°F. Add empanadas, in batches; cook 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet; drain well.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Tip 2
Make Ahead
Empanadas can be assembled ahead of time. Place in single layer on parchment paper-covered baking sheet; cover. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, cook as directed.
Tip 3
Variation
To bake empanadas instead of frying them in oil, heat oven to 375ºF. Place empanadas on parchment-covered baking sheet. Pierce in several places with fork or knife to allow steam to escape; brush with beaten egg. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until golden brown.
Nutrition
Calories
290
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
24%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
20%
Sodium 320mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars less than 1g
1%
Protein 10g
20%
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
4%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
12 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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