Rissóis de Camarão | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings #SundaySupper

Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings #SundaySupper

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 delicacy.  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
  • 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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Since flight is delayed, I won’t be home in time for #SundaySupper with my boys this week.  But our virtual celebration with continue with these amazing group of contributors.   These recipes look absolutely amazing and there are so many that I am just dying to try!

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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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? 😉

  8. says

    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.

  9. says

    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.

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