Sunday, July 15, 2012

Spicy Chorizo Pockets


Ingredients:

2 teaspoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
2 links fresh chorizo (about 6 ounces), casings removed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh corn kernels, or frozen corn, thawed
2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos
3/4 cup grated monterey jack cheese (about 2 ounces)
2 scallions, chopped
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 11-ounce tube refrigerated French bread dough
1 large egg

Directions:

Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cumin and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add the corn and jalapenos and cook, stirring, until the corn is tender, about 2 minutes; let cool completely. Stir in the cheese and scallions. Squeeze the mixture together with your hands to make it compact.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and brush a baking sheet lightly with vegetable oil. On a floured surface, roll out the dough and fill the dinner pockets.

Place the pockets seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Beat the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl; brush the pockets with the egg wash. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Recipe shared from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/spicy-chorizo-pockets-recipe/index.html