Lobster Filling For Pasteles Recipe

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. annatto oil, 1 Tbsp. pure olive oil, 1/3 cup. sliced manzanilla olives, 1/4 cup recaito, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 2 Tbsp. chopped onion, 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, 1 lb. cooked lobster meat, diced, salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe: Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet and saute the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Add the recaito and olives and saute for 2 minutes more. Add the tomato sauce, lobster, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Cool the lobster filling to room temperature before using.

Pasteles is a traditional Latin American dish similar to the calzone in Italian cuisine but with much more variety. Pasteles can vary greatly according to the kind of dough and their filling. Pasteles are often prepared as a Christmas food in some Caribbean countries.

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