Best Shrimp Empanadas

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Together with the dough, this makes irresistible empanadas with so much flavor!

You will need...

Shrimp Water Butter  Salt and pepper Lemon juiced Lemon peel Flour Milk Eggs Breadcrumbs Canola oil

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It's so easy!

The best part is, it’s super easy to make!

Flour Bowl

Boil in water seasoned with salt and pepper for 5 minutes. After boiling, reserve the water.


Peel and chop the shrimp. In a pot, combine waterbuttersalt, and the peel from 1 lemon.


Bring to a boil. When it boils, remove from the heat. Remove the lemon peel and add flour. Stir to form a ball that does not cling to the pot.


Melt butter in a pan and with flour. Cook until the butter melts, then add milk and of water reserved from the shrimp boil.


Cook on low. Once it thickens, add the juice of 1 lemon and the shrimp. Continue to cook until it reaches a thick but smooth consistency.


Roll out your dough. Place a full tablespoon of filling at the bottom of each strip.


Fold the dough over the filling. Cut them into half-moons using the top of a glass or a pierogi cutter. 


Beat eggs. Dip the dumplings in the eggs, then dip in a bowl filled with breadcrumbs.


Fry in a pan filled with hot canola oil until a deep golden brown. Serve and enjoy!


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