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Mango-Roasted Pork & Tuna Pie with Rich Cheese Pastry! Yum! edit

Pork_1Yesterday morning I found out about Dulce Julian's Empanada Gallega Pascual. Julian is a devoted Chef friend from Buenos Aires-Argentina, and I happen to love most of his creations. After studying his recipe suggestion, I was inspired.

His "empanada Gallega" looked delicious. There were two problems thou. First, in Buenos Aires you can purchase freshly made puff pastry of really good quality at the supermarkets and delis. Since that is unheard of here in Panama, I had three choices: make the puff pastry, purchase one imported-frozen from the US, or think about something else. Well, I though about something else smile

Second, it is very hard for me to follow somebody else's recipe. Unless it is a classic dish that I know by heart from cooking school or from the zillion times I have prepared it....It always tastes better if you "invented IT."

If you add your personal touch, you will create something that has never been tasted before smile

Pork_6_1 Back to the pie, for the crust I prepared a crunchy-golden, finger-licking Rich Cheese Pastry. (It is based on a rich shortcrust pastry, with parmesan cheese.) For the filling I used 2 cans of solid tuna packed in water (drained), left over chopped pork ribs baked in mango sauce from last night's dinner, some sour cream, 2 fresh eggs, Swiss cheese, fresh corn, fresh oregano leaves, fresh cherry tomatoes cut in halves, and freshly ground pepper and salt to taste. That's it's all I guess.

The crust was so perfect, tasty, golden and crunchy---OH! All the guests I had for lunch enjoyed it to the last bite, including myself.

I am so happy today  was a no-diet day smile

Truly scrumptious!

See you later,


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  • by Chef Melissa
  • April 14, 2006
  • 1:00 am


Picture of kelly kelly said on...
04.14.06 at 08:14 AM |

That looks absolutely sinful and delicious!!!

Picture of Ivonne Ivonne said on...
04.14.06 at 11:53 AM |

Che bello, Melissa!

Picture of Michelle Michelle said on...
04.14.06 at 04:29 PM |

Wow!  So many recipes since I was last able to go check my favorite blogs!  I can’t wait until it gets warm and sunny to try that sorbet!  YUMMY!  And now I have another salmon recipe to help me eat all the salmon in my freezer.  And just let me say that the crust you made sounds divine - you’re such an inspiration to try to make recipes my ‘own’!

Picture of Cindy Cindy said on...
04.15.06 at 08:46 AM |

That looks delicious ! Gotta try it some day.

Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
04.16.06 at 12:08 PM |

Thank you Kelly, Ivonne and Cindy for your visit! It was really delicioso smile

Michelle, yes, I think this recipe will be perfect prepared with salmon!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter smile

Picture of Dulce Julián Dulce Julián said on...
04.17.06 at 09:23 AM |

Guau! que deliciosa se ve!

Picture of Tanisha Tanisha said on...
04.18.06 at 03:13 PM |

Your food always looks delish Diva…

Picture of lera lera said on...
04.22.06 at 10:37 AM |

Melissa, It’s a crunchy edged delicious pie..wish i could taste this ....smile Have a nice weekend!

Picture of Wandering Coyote Wandering Coyote said on...
04.26.06 at 02:12 PM |

Hi Chef Melissa,

This looks so decadently rich… Mango, tuna and pork is not a combination I would have come up with, but you obviously are a left overs whiz.  Use what’s on hand, right? What size pan did you bake it in?



Picture of melissa_cookingdiva melissa_cookingdiva said on...
04.27.06 at 10:35 AM |

Hola wandering coyote! thanks for your visit—-yes, I actually love creating delicious dishes with left overs. You would be amazed of the incredible results smile The pan was a 10” pie pan—-kind of big for the pastry, BUT it was just perfect for the filling!

Picture of Mangoes in India Mangoes in India said on...
04.21.09 at 09:04 AM |

Wow really wonderful recipe. it looks delicious. i want to taste it. i am going to try this recipe at my home.

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