⚽ World Cup 2018 Game 23 – Argentina vs. Croatia

The best of Argentinian street food gets a Dalmatian shout out with shrimp empanadas. The citrus-marinated shrimp mixed with sofrito gives the empanadas a bright and buttery jolt encased in the warm crusty dough. I’m rooting for an Argentine win so that we can eat more empanadas through out the World Cup.

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Shrimp Empanada
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Ingredients
Shrimp Marinade
Servings
Ingredients
Shrimp Marinade
Instructions
  1. Make the shrimp marinade in a medium bowl and mix well. Mix in the chopped shrimp and set aside.
  2. In a skillet on medium high heat, melt the butter and then add the onion + red pepper + garlic. Cook for 7 minutes until caramelized, then add marinated shrimp + salt + smoked paprika and cook until shrimp is pink. Remove from heat, add fresh parsley and let mixture cool.
  3. When the mixture is cooled, add the queso fresco and mix well.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Put some egg wash on the edge of a empanada dough. Put two TBSP of the shrimp mixture in the middle and then fold the dough in half to enclose in half moon shape. Rope the edges or use a fork to seal the edges closed.
  6. Brush egg wash over the top of each empanada and bake for 30-35 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Serve warm.
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