Rissóis de Camarão | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings #SundaySupper

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by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 33 comments

in Appetizers, Brunch, Family Foodie Recipes, Portuguese Recipes, Sunday Supper, Vovô's Cozinha

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I  have to be honest with you about this week’s Sunday Supper event, Valentine’s Day is not a big deal in our home.  What we usually do is cook something together that the whole family loves.  Something that is a little more time consuming than normal BUT totally worth it.  One of our absolute favorites is Rissóis de Camarão, or Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings.  No one cooks this Portuguese Recipe like Vo-Vo.  We love hanging out in her kitchen and helping her cook this delicay.  We may not formally celebrate Valentine’s Day, but our days spent  Around the Family Table are filled with love and memories to last a lifetime.

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Rissóis de Camarão | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings #SundaySupper

Rissóis de Camarão | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings #SundaySupper


  • 1 pound Shrimp, boiled
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Lemon peel
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Breadcrumbs
  • Canola oil to fill frying pan


  1. Boil the shrimp in water seasoned with salt and pepper for 5 minutes.
  2. Reserve water and peel Shrimp
  3. In a pot, combine cup of water, 1 tablespoons margarine, salt and lemon peel.
  4. Bring to boil and when it boils, remove from heat and add 1 cup of flour.
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon to get a ball that does not cling to the pan.
  6. Bring back to boil only slightly to dry the dough.
  7. Let the dough rest.
  8. Melt 1 tablespoons margarine, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of flour and cook.
  9. Add 1 cup of Milk and 1 cup of water from the shrimp.
  10. Cook on low, stirring to thicken.
  11. Add lemon juice and shrimp until a thick and smooth consistency.
  12. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut into 4 x 6 strips.
  13. Place a full tablesppon of filling in the bottom half of the dough.
  14. Fold the dough over the filling and cut the patties in half moon a glass or pierogie cutter.
  15. Dip the Dumpling in beaten eggs and then in bread crumbs.
  16. Fry in hot oil.
  17. Let cool on paper towels to absorb oil.
  18. Enjoy this absolute delicacy!
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sunithi February 10, 2013 at 1:59 am

Love this recipe and love that it’s non sweet :) for V day !!! Nice family pics Isabel !Shrimp dumplings are such a great ideas. family loves shrimp, so these will be a win.


The Ninja Baker February 10, 2013 at 3:56 am

Thank you for this very do-able and yummy sounding shrimp dumplings recipe, Isabel. Valentine’s Day is pretty quiet in our home, too. But when our neighbors smell your dumplings in the skillet; who knows? We may be throwing a huge Valentine’s bash!


Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite February 10, 2013 at 4:40 am

We don’t celebrate it either, well other then sometimes having a special meal. But then hubby says most meals are pretty special in our home because of my blog so I am not sure our Valentine’s meal really stands out in his mind. But it might make it extra special with I made something as amazing sounding as these dumplings.


Alex February 10, 2013 at 5:37 am

These are a must-have for any celebratory occasion. They really look delicious: congrats!


Stacy February 10, 2013 at 6:17 am

This was one of my favorite snacks when we lived in Brazil! I love that you all get into the kitchen and make them together. Seus rissóis parecem deliciosos!
Safe travels, Isabel!


Renee February 10, 2013 at 7:24 am

Wow what a recipe! You make me crave Portuguese food every time. I really, really need to try this and more.


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips February 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

Meals made with love are special anytime, and these dumplings sounds wonderful Safe travels, Isabel!


Nicole @ The Daily Dish February 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

Oh this recipe sounds absolutely wonderful…. as most of your dishes do. I love the photos of your mom, dad and … is that Reis? All of them cooking together … so sweet.
Thinking about you today and wishing you a safe flight home.


Hezzi-D February 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

These sound really delicious and don’t look too hard to make. They would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day app.


Jen @JuanitasCocina February 10, 2013 at 9:01 am

I love that you guys cook together. Makes my heart happy! <3


Shannon @VillageGirlBlog February 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

I love dumplings…and shrimp…and family time. Ok, I love all of the above! I can’t wait to try this recipe out. Yum!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 10, 2013 at 11:32 am

What a great recipe! They look so good and what a unique recipe!!


Amanda @ Marocmama February 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

These look really lovely and versitile – I’m sure you could add to the ingredients inside the dumplings too. Yum!


Conni @FoodieArmyWife February 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm

These dumplings are so cute, and I LOVE the photos of your family enjoying the time together.


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen February 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

This are like savory croquettes, the kind I grew up eating. Though never with shrimp. Perfect for a family meal Isabel! Happy sunday!


The Wimpy Vegetarian February 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Valentines is not a huge deal in our home either. A simple dinner from the heart says it best – and this is a great dish for that. You rocked at the conference, BTW! Saw you on youtube :-)


Katy February 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I feel exactly the same as you about Valentine’s Day – much nicer to spend it with the family and share a well-loved meal – I love the simplicity and sincerity of your traditions! And those rissois look amazing!


Shelby | Diabetic Foodie February 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Love that you have 3 generations of dumpling-makers involved in the process! Sounds like a perfect Valentine’s Day.


Cindy February 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

These sound awesome Isabel! Shrimp are my favorite1


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) February 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Wow, I love shrimp and your Portuguese recipes always sound so wonderful. Enjoy!


Soni February 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

This is such a unique recipe and certainly a special one!!Love the Shrimp filling and would surely be a hit with kids and adults :)


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts February 10, 2013 at 7:04 pm

What a great recipe, we love shrimp at our house!


Katie February 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I think it is great that you all spend time cooking something together, even if you don’t technically celebrate Valentine’s Day! Every day should be a day to let the people in your life know you love them, right? ;)


Liz February 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm

These look phenomenal, Isabel! And I’m on the hunt for new Lenten ideas…these will be perfect!


Miranda @ Mangoes and Chutney February 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Never heard of these, but that sounds like a great dish – and a nice change from all of the Valentine day sweets. Yum!


Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom February 11, 2013 at 1:09 am

yum!! Love these Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings!! I love anything breaded and fried .. yum!!! Happy Valentine’s Day Isabel and hope you have a safe trip home!


M Luisa February 11, 2013 at 5:30 am

Looks soooooo tasty!!


Jennie February 11, 2013 at 8:09 am

Vo-vo’s are the best! These dumplings look scrumptious.


Angie @ Big Bear's Wife February 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Our big celebration is a big dinner when it comes to Valentines LOL. I’ve never heard of Shrimp Dumplings. Nice! Looks good!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked February 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

It’s the same in my household, Isabel. I don’t even have kids so that’s not my excuse for staying in on Valentines. The Husband and I hate fighting crowds and overpaying for mediocre food so we just stay in and make something ourselves. These shrimp dumplings sound amazing! I love the sweet photos of your family, thanks for sharing those. We missed you this week in the Twitter chat! Hope you made it home safe ‘n sound.


Bea February 12, 2013 at 12:26 am

We never went out or go out for Valentine’s Day either. It is so much nicer to be at home and enjoy each other’s company. Just as Nancy said, I also enjoy the pictures of your family making these amazing looking shrimp dumplings. What a wonderful way to spend quality family time! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your entire family, Isabel.


Heather @girlichef February 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Getting the whole family together is definitely the best way to celebrate a day of love! These sound fabulous, Isabel.


Tara February 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I am so going to make those they look wonderful!!! I hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day!!


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