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PASTEL - A Brazilian recipe for you

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Here's a special Brazilian recipe for you.

As you see the picture below, it's called PASTEL and you can use a variety of fillings to have it done: Grounded meat, shrimp, dry codfish, banana, cheese...

Let's say you'd like to have a PASTEL with shrimp.

INGREDIENTS:

To make the dough.

1 pound of flour
3 eggs
2 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
1 glass of whole milk

To cook.

1/2 pound of peeled shrimp
1 small onion
1 samll green pepper
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS:

1 - Once you've mixed your ingredients and made your dough, let it rest while you cook your shrimp mixing all the ingredients (cut in small pieces or blended together)

2 - After you have your shrimp cooked and while it's cooling down, let's get to stage 3:

3 - Spread your dough and cut it in small round pieces (the size of a regular coffee sauce)

4 - Drop one tablespoon of your cooked shrimp in the middle of each cut dough and fold it.

5 - Using your own finger spread water along one half of your dough and use a regular fork to press down both sides together.

6 - When you get all the PASTEIS done, pour the vegetable oil into your cooking or deep frying pan.

7 - Once it's hot enough start placing them into your pan with a tablespoon so you won't spill hot oil all over you and burn yourself.

8 - When they start turning into a brownish color it's time to take them out.

9 - Use a double paper towell sheet to cover your serving tray or plate in order to absorve the extra oil from your PASTEIS.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Make sure that you spread some flour on your cutting board before spreading the dough so it won't stick on it.

While it's still warm is time to enjoy...

Comments

  • Lynne Lehmer 3 years ago

    Paulo, it sounds very good. This reminds me of my friend from Colombia who makes empanadas. I think that is what she called them. Very tasty. Be sure you don't burn yourself with that hot oil :)

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    Michael Thal 3 years ago

    Pastel looks and sounds yummy.

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    Paulo Oliveira 3 years ago

    It tastes really good, Michael. I used to eat them almost every day, back in Rio.

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    Rhonda Cratty 3 years ago

    Oh what a surprise! New to me and written with such clarity I think I can make them. Thanks for the new treat.

  • Hi Paulo! This recipe looks mighty tasty. And, as a matter of fact, I happen to have some dry, salted cod in my fridge, and I didn't just just what I would do with it. Thanks to you, I think I will be surprising my familia with this new recipe of yours ~ PATELS with cod. Yummy!

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    Heidi Cox 3 years ago

    This sounds great. It reminds me of something we had in Puerto Rico.

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    Beverly Mucha 3 years ago

    Paulo these look and sound wonderful. Will keep this recipe and have to make these soon. Can't wait to try this - maybe this weekend - plan on making bread so why not since there will be flour powder everywhere already.

  • Paulo Oliveira 3 years ago

    I'm sure that you'll enjoy it, Beverly! Let me know how you did it.

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