northern empanadas (philippine tuna turnovers)

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For 24 turnovers

  • 150 gr tuna
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 pear tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp water
  • 40 ml water
  • a pinch of salt
  • oil

For the dough:

  • 500 gr flour
  • 120 ml oil
  • 120 cold water
  • a pinch of salt

To bake:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 50 ml milk

To fry:

  • oil

2 desmigar atun

Drain the tuna and shred it.

8 trocear tomate

Peel and chop the tomatoes.

1 rehogar verduras

Chop garlic, onion and carrot, and fry them in a pan with a little oil on medium heat.

3 verduras rehogadas 4 añadir tomate 5 añadir sal y azucar

When the vegetables are poached, add tomatoes, sugar and salt.

7 rehogado 8 añadir atun

Fry them for 5 minutes on medium-low heat and then add the tuna.

6 maicena en agua 9 añadir maicena

Dissolve the cornstarch with one teaspoon of water. Pour it to the pan along with the remaining water.

10 mezlcar 11 reservar

Let it cook for 5 minutes on low heat and then remove from the heat. Set it aside.

12 tamizar harina y sal

Sift the flour and the salt in a bowl.

13 añadir agua y aceite 14 mezclar

Add oil and mix it until it gets a sandy texture.

15 añadir mas agua 16 añadir mas agua 17 añadir mas agua 18 amasar 19 formar bola 20 cubrir con paño

Pour the water slowly (around 30 ml each time).

Knead it for a few minutes. Make a ball with the dough, cover it and let it rest for 30 minutes.

21 estirar 22 hacer circulos 23 separar

Stretch the dough and cut it into circles.

24 rellenar y cerrar 25 tapar

Fill them and seal them with a fork.

26 freir 27 dorar 28 papel absorbente

If you are going to fry them, heat abundant oil in a pan and fry them until they are golden. Then, remove them on absorbent paper and serve them hot.

If you are going to bake them, mix the egg yolk with the milk and spread each turnover with the mix. Serve them hot.

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