Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner

Pizza Empanadas

Pizza Empanadas
Why not have a little fun with your IMUSA empanada maker and add pizza sauce, pepperoni, and creamy mozzarella! A kid-favorite recipe!

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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients
  • frozen empanada discs 8
  • mozzarella cheese 2 cups
  • jar of store bought pizza sauce 1 (16 ounce)
  • pepperoni slices 1½ cups
  • extra virgin olive oil

Preparation
  1. Mix sauce, cheese and chopped pepperoni together in a bowl.
  2. On a cutting board or clean dry surface, lay out four empanada discs.
  3. Spoon some of the pepperoni mixture onto the middle of the disc then fold in half.
  4. Using a brush or your finger, gently moisten the closing part of the disc and squeeze down. This is to make sure your filling is tightly secured inside.
  5. Turn on your empanada maker and let it heat up
  6. Lightly brush the top of the empanadas with olive oil and place in the empanada maker.
  7. Close and tighten and let it cook for about 5-7 minutes. You can open and see if they are browned enough, if not repeat and add another 3-5 minutes.
  8. Let the empanadas sit for a few minutes before serving as the filling stays very hot inside!

 

Mexican Beer Battered Tempura

Mexican Beer Battered Tempura
Tempura is the quintessential Japanese deep fried dish. We put a twist on it using Mexican beer to add a unique flavor. Try frying shrimp, sweet potato, red pepper, and asparagus!

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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients
  • bottle of cold Mexican beer, such as Corona or Dos Equis 1
  • flour, plus more for flouring 1 cup
  • salt 1 teaspoon
  • large raw shrimp 6
  • small sweet potato 1
  • small red pepper 1
  • asparagus spears 6
  • vegetable oil for frying 1.5 quarts
  • Tempura sauce or dumpling sauce for dipping

Preparation
  1. In a bowl mix 1 cup beer into flour. Then add enough beer until batter is smooth and lightly coats a spoon. There will be lumps. Mix in salt.
  2. Make several shallow cuts across the inside curve of each shrimp and press shrimp gently to help prevent curling.
  3. Flour vegetables pieces and shrimp and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in IMUSA wok until it reaches 375° F.
  5. Working in small batches, dredge each vegetables piece until they are completely coated, and place in IMUSA wok, turning often, until golden, about 2-3 minutes. Place on drip tray. Dredge shrimp last and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  6. Serve tempura with dipping sauce right away.
  7. Note: You may use many other sliced vegetables for this recipe including mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots and turnips.