Empanadas and cakes with varieties of fish and vegetables are one of the options most chosen by Argentines at Easter. Puff pastry or with a classic dough, with different textures and well browned, we give you two must-have recipes for your table so you can enjoy with your family.
Patties Vigil: 2 cans of tuna (the one you like the most), 1 onion, 1 tomato, 2 boiled eggs, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 green pepper, 1 teaspoon of paprika (or to taste), 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of pepper, 1 beaten egg, oil or butter to sauté and 12 empanadas.
1. Open the cans of tuna and drain them.
2. Chop all the vegetables into cubes
3. Heat a little oil or butter in a pan and sauté the onion, then add the pepper and continue cooking. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4.Once the vegetables are tender, add the tomato and sprinkle.
5.Cook for another minute and add the shredded tuna and chopped boiled eggs.
6.When the filling is ready, let it cool down. Then, place a little mixture on each of the empanada tops and close it with a very neat and airtight fold, thus preventing the filling from coming out.
7.Place them on a previously greased baking tray, brush them with the beaten egg and bake them for 20/25 minutes in a preheated oven at 180ºC.
Broccoli and cheese tart: 1 large package of broccoli, 3 eggs, 1 garlic, 2 large tablespoons of cream cheese, 100 gr of cream cheese, grated cheese, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, nutmeg (to taste) and pie dough.
1. Separate the broccoli into “little trees”. Bring a minute to boiling water to whiten. Strain and reserve.
2.Chop the garlic and take it to a bowl. Add the three new ones and mix. Add the tablespoons of cream cheese and continue beating.
3.When everything is integrated add salt, pepper and nutmeg, and beat.
4.Place the cake with the dough on a tray, pour the egg and cheese mixture on top. Disarm the already warm broccoli florets and arrange them all over the cake. Prick the edges of the dough to make it rise and contain the filling.
5.Place the cream cheese in pieces, add the grated cheese and a handful of breadcrumbs, this will make our broccoli tart have a crispy crust. Bake in a medium oven until the dough is golden.
And… Happy Easter!