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Puffy Lobster Turnovers

 Puffy Lobster Turnovers
Tender bits of lobster are nestled in golden brown puff pastry for an easy, elegant appetizer. Get ready to hand out the recipe to party guests!—Benny Diaz, Azusa, California
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped fresh lobster meat
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (17.3 ounces each) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  • In a small skillet, combine the first nine ingredients. Cook and stir
  • over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until lobster is firm and
  • opaque; set aside.
  • Unfold puff pastry. Using a 4-in. round cookie cutter, cut out four
  • circles. Place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining
  • pastries. Spoon 1 tablespoon lobster mixture in the center of each
  • circle. Brush edges with egg; fold dough over filling. Press edges
  • to seal.
  • Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until puffy and golden brown.
  • Serve warm. Yield: 16 appetizers.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 167 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.