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Oven empanadas with shrimp and cheese (chilean recipe)


These oven empanadas with shrimp and cheese are the most delicious, and are typical from my country. Chile, we adore empanadas I hope you enjoy this recipe..
This recipe is from my blog.

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  • Dough (12 empanadas)
  • 1 kg. plain flour
  • 250 grs. butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups of hot milk
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 egg yolk to brush the empanadas
  • Filling
  • 300 grs. shrimps
  • 200 grs. of mozarella cheese
  • microwave white sauce
  • 50 grs. grated parmesan cheese


Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins


Step 1

Make the filling

Make a medium white sauce, as following:
Microwaves White sauce

1 cup of whole milk
1 spoonful of butter
1 spoonful and half of flour

salt and pepper

In a pitcher pyrex place the butter by 30 seg. in high (100%), add the flour and mix well as a cream, Incorporated the milk stirring well, add the salt and pepper(remember we will add cheese)

Cook by 3 minutes in 50% until be thicken. Add the grated cheese, the mozarella and the shrimps stir well and heat at microwaves by 1 minute at 100%. Stir and place by 1 minute more at microwaves to 100%.until the cheese is dissolved. Let chill by a while.

For the empanadas you can make use a shape like the picture or a cut roll to make them.

The dough


Join the flour , salt and baking powder,and add the butter or margarine, making crumbles.
Add the hot milk slowly and
made the dough, wrap in a kitchen towel and set aside by 30 minutes.

Make a roll with dough and cut in 12 pieces .
With a roll pin extend the dough and with a plate or a shape, make the empanadas.

Filling with the seafood and cheese mix.(about one tablespoon by empanada)
And double the borders.
Brush the borders with white egg to seal the edges .
Reserve the empanadas in a oven tray.
Brush the empanadas with a mix of yolk and water.
Preheat the oven about 180° C and bake the empanadas about 25 a 30 minutes or when are little brown and golden.
Serve wam.

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