Hailing from Newfoundland: Chorizo Empanadas

Hailing from Newfoundland: Chorizo Empanadas

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Classically trained in the French tradition of cooking, Chef Erin MacDonald also likes to experiment and constantly try new dishes. Learn some of her favourite, international dishes in this masterclass, from the comfort of home. In this episode Chef Erin makes empanadas. Empanadas are a classic Argentinian dish, and here Erin puts her own spin on it. Make sure to eat these hot. About Chef Erin MacDonald: Hailing from the rugged Canadian island of Newfoundland, Chef Erin is a Native American of the Mi’kmaq Qalipu Tribe (Pronounced: ha-lee-boo, Meaning: Caribou). As a Native American it should come as no surprise that her introduction to the kitchen was with wild game, such as caribou and moose, as well as traditionally procured wild produce, berries, mushrooms, and herbs. Her quest to understand international cuisine took her to the island of Taiwan and then to Dubai, where she was formally trained in classic French culinary techniques. She currently lives in Abu Dhabi, where she has worked for the Canadian hotelier, Fairmont, and at the British culinary superstar Chef Marco Pierre White’s restaurant. Join Chef Erin in Shifting Sands as she searches for the desert truffle in the fabled Empty Quarter; fishes for barracuda in the Strait of Hormuz; visits the exotic spice island of Zanzibar; explores the hidden souks in the Sultanate of Oman; and discovers the secret delights of the Honey Mountains.

Spicy Chorizo Empanadas


  • 1 hot Spanish chorizo sausage 
  • 1 small red onion
  • Store bought shortcrust pastry
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg, beaten for egg-wash
  • yogurt (whole plain)
  • ½ freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbsp of chopped cilantro or coriander
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

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