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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Crab And Goat Cheese Empanadas Recipe

For the dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound plus 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
1/3 cup cold water
1 tablespoon, olive oil
1 Spanish onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 habanero, minced
1 pound picked lump crabmeat
1 cup soft goats cheese
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mango Chutney, recipe follows

Dough: Combine flour, salt, and butter in food processor, run until it becomes a coarse meal. Add all the water and pulse until it forms a dough. Allow to rest for 1/2 hour.
Filling: In a saute pan on medium, heat olive oil and saute onion, garlic, and habanero. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, making a rough circle about 1/8-inch thick. With a 3-inch diameter cookie cutter, cut circles.
Place about 2 teaspoons of the filling into the center of each circle. Moisten the exposed dough with a finger dipped in water. Fold the empanada in half, press the firmly together, sealing with a fork around the edge. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve with
Mango Chutney:
2 mangoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1/4 Spanish onion, chopped
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Add cornstarch if desired to thicken.

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