Shrimp and corn empanadas

Prep 45 min
Total 1 hour 30 min
Makes 18 empanadas

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1 tbsp
olive oil
1 cup
finely chopped onion
garlic cloves, minced
red finger chili, seeds discarded and finely chopped (1 tbsp) or 2 tsp finely chopped chipotle in adobo sauce
1 cup
peeled and diced baking potato, (1/3-in. cubes)
3/4 cup
1/4 tsp
170 g
frozen small cooked shrimp, thawed and finely chopped (3/4 cup)
1/2 cup
frozen corn, thawed

To assemble

1 batch
empanada dough, (2 discs)
egg, beaten


  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add oil, then onion and garlic. Cook until onion starts to soften, about 3 min. Stir in chili, potato, water and salt. Simmer, covered, until potatoes are just tender, 8 to 10 min. Stir in shrimp and corn. Cook until liquid evaporates, 1 min. Season with fresh pepper. Remove from heat.
  • PREHEAT oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  • ROLL 1 disc empanada dough until 1/16-in. thick. Use a 5-in. cutter to cut out circles. Repeat with remaining disc. Gather and re-roll scraps.
  • PLACE 1 heaping tbsp of filling on each round. Brush edges with beaten egg and fold dough over the filling, forming a half-circle. Press to seal. Crimp edges. Arrange empanadas on their sides on prepared baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg. 5. Bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 min. Serve warm or cool, or freeze for up to 2 weeks. Reheat in a 350F oven for 15 min.


Calories 147, Protein 5 g, Carbohydrates 14 g, Fat 8 g, Fibre 1 g, Sodium 99 mg.

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