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The Cooking Process:
To get started, you’ve got to heat the oven up to 450°F. Rinse the tomatoes, cut the squash, add a teaspoon of crushed oregano. Right, we’re almost there. And don’t forget some garlic, peel the onions and slice them thinly. I used half a pepper and then set it all on a baking sheet.
Remember, this recipe takes a little longer to make so please bear with me. The squash filling is next. Take a teaspoon of olive oil, use half the cloves of garlic, and some chopped oregano. Also add in half an onion. You want to sauté all of this for about 3 minutes – 4 minutes to make sure it’s extra crispy. Next, add in the squash and cook until tender. I would say around 5 minutes should do.
The Empanadas are next. Arrange them on the baking sheet in a single layer. One by one, add a quarter cup of filling into each dough mixture. Add the Monterey Jack as well as the mozzarella cheese and carefully fold it over. The baking process should take between 13 minutes and 15 minutes.
The Red Salsa – Salsa Roja – is up next. Take a tablespoon of olive oil, use the rest of the garlic and the minced jalapeno peppers. Add some tomatoes and cook as you break it up. I would say up to 7 minutes should do it. Add some salt to taste, and stir in a half a package of honey. All these ingredients are included in your package.
The spinach salad is a great accoutrement. Use half the lime and the rest of the honey with a spoon of olive oil. Use a quarter teaspoon of salt and pepper, and dip the dry spinach inside it along with the dressing. Now, we’re almost ready to get Plated. Take the empanadas and butternut squash and spinach and salsa – you’re ready for a taste sensation.
On a Personal Note:
This dish was the best I had so far in terms of taste! It was really remarkably yummy and interesting. Especially recommended for vegetarians since there is no meat in it. It was not at all easy to make, lots of steps and dirty dishes.
I mean, it was most certainly worth it, but this is a dish I would save for cooking during the weekend and not after a long work day. One more note, the portions I got were huge. I ordered the 2 person kit and was able to make 12 big empanadas out of it, so I got lots of leftovers for next day’s lunch!