Today’s recipe is perfect for my friends who are looking for a meatless recipe in time for Lent. Uni-Pak Mackerel Empanada is perfect for healthy eaters because it uses fish and vegetables as main components and was cooked thru baking, so it’s less calories and less fat compare with deep-frying. As we all know, eating deep-fried foods may increase our risk to certain types of cancer and heart diseases because of too much oil.
Mackerel Empanada is definitely not your usual empanada. But If you love chicken and pork empanadas, mackerel empanada likewise, won’t disappoint. Similar to the texture of chicken, mackerel has a smooth texture, with soft and delicate mouthfeel. It doesn’t have strong odor and taste, hence, Uni-pak Mackerel is perfect for all dishes especially for pasta, salad, and stuffed bread like empanada.
Health-wise, Uni-pak Mackerel can keep doctors away! It is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and high amount of proteins. Eating mackerel benefits your body because it can help prevent heart attacks. Mackerel is low in saturated fats thus it lowers your odds of getting heart complications such as stroke and atherosclerosis.
Hindi basta nakasanyan the best na yan! Sa #Unipak masarap na friendly pa sa bulsa! Kaya basta mackerel, dapat tatak Unipak!
This empanada recipe is very simple and so easy to do. I split the method into two parts: First is for making the empanada crust and second is for preparing the empanada filling. However, what I found challenging though was recreating the popular empanada edges. There are different ways to do it but obviously, I championed the easiest technique. 🙂 But it doesn’t matter! It’s homemade by the way, and homemade recipes do not have to look exquisite all the time but are guaranteed delicious because they are made at home and by a loving heart.
**I’ll be hosting a giveaway for the month of April. Yeey! And 1 (one) lucky reader will receive this giftpack from Unipak. The mechanics are very easy: (1) LIKE the Unipak Facebook Fanpage, (2) Like the Bakedhoven Fanpage and (3) Share my recipe video and use the hashtags: #Unipak #PakNaPak and #TatakUnipak. Contest starts on April 17 and ends on April 21. The winner will be chosen using Rafflecaptor and announced on April 22nd (Saturday).
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