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Octopus and Goat Cheese Baked Empanadas

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Many recipes pair goat cheese and caramelized onion, but has it ever occurred to you to add octopus into that delicious mix? It has certainly occurred to us, and we’ve gotta say, it’s divine!

Give these baked empanadas a whirl. They’re sure to delight.

  • Difficulty: Low
  • Time: 25 min
  • Serve as: Appetizer
  • Calories: 270 Cal/serving

OCTOPUS, GOAT CHEESE, AND CARAMELIZED ONION BAKED EMPANADAS

Ingredients

Ingredients for 6 baked empanadas:

2 small el Rey del Pulpo precooked octopus tentacles
12 empanada dough wrappers
5.3 oz goat cheese log
Caramelized onion
1 egg
Sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • Spread 6 empanada wrappers on a clean worktop and set one slice of goat cheese in the middle of each.

  • Remove the el Rey del Pulpo octopus tentacles from the packaging and thinly slice.

  • Set a few slices of octopus over each slice of goat cheese.

  • Round out the prep for these baked empanadas with a dollop of caramelized onion on each.

  • Cover the empanadas with the 6 remaining wrappers and shut by folding over the edge and pressing with a fork.

  • Brush some egg over each octopus and goat cheese empanada and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  • Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes until nice and golden. Serve hot or cold.

 

A FEW TIPS TO MAKING THE BEST BAKED EMPANADAS

Be sure your oven is fully preheated to 350°F before you put the empanadas in.

We prefer serving them nice and hot, but they’re also tasty cold.

HOw to make your own empanada dough

If you’d like to go the extra mile and make your own empanada dough, here’s how: 

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup water

1/2 tsp salt

Instructions: 

Boil the water and salt. Turn off the heat. Pour in the oil. Slowly incorporate the flour, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Let cool slightly. Turn out onto a floured worktop and knead. Wrap in plastic and proof for 30 minutes in the fridge. Roll out the dough and cut out wrappers with a saucer or cookie cutter. 

Looking for more delicious octopus appetizers? Check out our appetizers section here.

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