Brazilian Empadinhas Recipe

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  1. DOUGH Cut butter into salt and flour.
  2. Stir in rest of the ingredients and knead to combine or just process everything until it forms a ball.
  3. Let rest covered 1 hour Make balls the size of a walnut, from 2/3 of the dough and line small muffin tins with the dough.
  4. Place 2 tsp. of the cold filling into the lined tins.
  5. Make small balls with the rest of the dough.
  6. Flatten them to make lids for the mini pies.
  7. Brush tops with egg yolk Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. SHRIMP FILLING Clean and devein shrimp, saving heads and shells.
  9. Make a broth with the shells and heads and 2 cups water.
  10. Cook 1 hour, uncovered over low heat. Strain broth and cook it down to 1/2 cup.
  11. Cook onions and garlic in olive oil until they start changing color.
  12. Add bell pepper and cook 2 minutes, Add tomatoes, broth and seasonings and simmer almost to a paste. Add shrimp and cook just until they become opaque. Stir in cornstarch diluted in 2 Tbsp water.
  13. Stir until thick.
  14. Add parsley.
  15. Let cool before using
  16. NOTES : May use other fillings such as chicken, hearts of palms, cheese Miriam Podcameni Posvolsky Rio de Janeiro
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 549.92 Kcal (2302 kJ)
Calories from fat 279.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.09g 48%
Cholesterol 57.4mg 19%
Sodium 1530.87mg 64%
Potassium 218.08mg 5%
Total Carbs 59.14g 20%
Sugars 1.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6.13g 25%
Protein 10.07g 20%
Vitamin C 11.2mg 19%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Calcium 163.3mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 301.22 Kcal (1261 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.03g 48%
Cholesterol 31.44mg 19%
Sodium 838.54mg 64%
Potassium 119.45mg 5%
Total Carbs 32.39g 20%
Sugars 0.77g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3.35g 25%
Protein 5.52g 20%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 19%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 2.7mg 27%
Calcium 89.5mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.8
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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