Appetizer

Crunchy Herbed Guacamole

Crunchy Herbed Guacamole
This twist on a traditional guacamole adds radishes, chives, and cilantro for a delicious crunchy texture!
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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Snack, Appetizer, Side Dish
Ingredients
  • ripened avocados 2
  • cilantro ¼ cup
  • fresh chives ¼ cup
  • juice of ½ lime
  • Bottled Chipotle Hot Pepper Sauce (optional)
  • small red radishes 3
  • kosher salt or table salt, to taste
Preparation
  1. Scoop avocado flesh inside your IMUSA MOLCAJETE and add the cilantro, chopped chives, lime juice, and chipotle sauce.
  2. Gently mash with the pestle until the desired consistency is reached
  3. Fold in diced radishes and season with salt to taste

Shrimp Empanadas

Shrimp Empanadas
Using an IMUSA empanada maker, you can make savory shrimp empanadas flavored with tomato, onion, and garlic! The perfect side dish or savory snack!
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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner
Ingredients
  • frozen empanada discs 8
  • small shrimps 3 cups
  • large tomato 1
  • extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup
  • Spanish olives 1½ tablespoons
  • medium onion 1
  • cloves of garlic 4
  • small jar of roasted red pimientos 1
Preparation
  1. Heat up a nonstick pan with 1 tbsp of the olive oil and add onion and garlic.
  2. Cook on low heat until onions and garlic are softened.
  3. Add all other ingredients; except for your shrimp and heat together for about 5 minutes or until it starts to bubble.
  4. Add shrimp; mix well then turn heat off and set aside. The shrimps are cooked so no need to cook through any further.
  5. On a cutting board or clean dry surface, lay out four empanada discs.
  6. Spoon some of the shrimp mixture onto the middle of the disc then fold in half.
  7. 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.
  8. Turn on your empanada maker and let it heat up.
  9. Lightly brush the top of the empanadas with the remaining olive oil and place in the empanada maker.
  10. 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.
  11. Let the empanadas sit for a few minutes before serving as the filling stays very hot inside!
 

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!
 

Cheddar Bacon and Jalapeño Cornbread Empanadas

Cheddar Bacon and Jalapeño Cornbread Empanadas
Using an IMUSA empanada maker, you can make cornbread with cheddar, bacon, and jalapeno. This combination of flavors will be sure to delight your taste buds!
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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner
Ingredients
  • package of corn muffin mix, such as Jiffy 2 (8.5 ounce)
  • whole milk 1 cup
  • eggs 2
  • sharp cheddar cheese 2 cups
  • cooked bacon, 6-7 slices 1 cup
  • jarred jalapeño peppers ½ cup
  • Room temperature butter and honey for serving
Preparation
  1. In a medium bowl mix the first six ingredients until combined. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, pre-heat your IMUSA empanada maker by simply plugging it in.
  3. Once the green light is on, disperse 2 heaping tablespoons of the cornbread mixture (about half a cup) to each ungreased empanada mold. Close cover and allow to cook for 4 minutes.
  4. Open cover, and using tongs, carefully remove each empanada onto a cooling rack
  5. Remove any excess cornbread from the empanada crust, and after it cools for a couple of minutes, serve immediately with butter and honey on the side.
 

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Fondue

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Fondue
You can't go far in Mexican cuisine without finding a chocolate dish with chili powder and cinnamon. The combination of spicy and sweet is a flavorful twist to chocolate fondue!
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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • heavy cream ½ cup
  • vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
  • ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon
  • mild chili powder ¾ teaspoon
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup
  • Fruits like apples, pears, and bananas, cut in bite size pieces
  • Marshmallows
  • Cubed pound cake
  • Skewers for dipping
Preparation
  1. In your IMUSA mini saucepan add first four ingredients and place under medium heat.
  2. Stir with a small wooden spoon or soft spatula until dissolved and heavy cream is steaming.
  3. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and add hot heavy cream.
  4. Allow to sit for 30 seconds.
  5. Whisk heavy cream and chocolate until completely melted and the fondue is thick and velvety.
  6. Pour chocolate back in IMUSA mini saucepan.
  7. Place saucepan on low heat until it begins to bubble and serve with fruits as well as marshmallows and cubed pound cake.