Rissóis de Camarão

20 Mar

Rissóis de Camarão translated in english means Shrimp/Prawn Patties. They are deep-fried dumplings or Portuguese pierogies with a moist gooey shrimp filling. There is nothing not to love about these mini appetizers.


My recipe uses cream of wheat(rava) and not breadcrumbs for coating as this is what we use in India. In Goa we would make a Bechamel Sauce with butter, flour, milk and flavor it with a chicken bouillon. For this recipe though I have used Alfredo sauce for convenience.


Serving Size: 21 dumplings


rissois-de-camarao-recipe-ingredients-goanFor Filling:

12 oz (340gms) of clean chopped shrimps (1 small bag)

1 medium onion chopped finely

2 tbsp of butter

1/4 cup of alfredo sauce

salt to taste



Heat the butter and add chopped onions. Saute till translucent.

Add the shrimps and saute for 7-9 minutes.

Next add the alfredo sauce and season with salt.

Saute for another 5-7 minutes till the sauce thickens.

Take off heat and let cool.


Ingredients for the Dough:

1 Cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp of butter

pinch of salt

1 beaten egg

1 cup cream of wheat

Oil for deep-frying



Bring water to a boil. Add the butter and salt.

Next add the flour mix and take off heat.

Knead the dough and roll it to divide into 21 circular portions. Cover with a moist cloth to keep from drying.

Roll each round ball to approx 3″ round spoon a little filling (do not over stuff).

Dip finger tip in water and then seal the edges to form a half-moon.

Line the dumplings on a parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Heat oil in a wok.

Once’s all the dumplings are done, dip in egg wash with one hand then roll in cream of wheat with your other dry hand. This prevents the cream of wheat to get clumps.

Deep fry till golden brown.

rissois-de-camarao-recipe-ingredients-goan-portuguese-pierogies Enjoy this spring weekend my dear friends with your family and friends and a nice cold beer and some great Portuguese rissóis de camarão.


59 Responses to “Rissóis de Camarão”

  1. Daring to Dream it March 20, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    Yummm. Those appetizers and a beer, delicious

    • Nandini March 20, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

      Thank You….it is 🙂

  2. urbanmonique March 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    Now this is serendipitous – we’re making empanadas tonight…


    • Nandini March 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

      Is that not awesome. Great minds think alike Monique :-).

  3. Henry Chamberlain March 20, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    I want to try this very soon, maybe this weekend.

    • Nandini March 20, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

      That is good to know Henry 🙂

  4. Mr. Militant Negro March 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    • Nandini March 20, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

      Thank You so much Jueseppi. You have a great weekend.

  5. davegon March 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    Mmm. You are always making things I wish I could eat as soon as I see the pics.

    • Nandini March 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

      Thanks Much Dave. If that is the case then I feel accomplished 🙂

  6. talker blogger March 20, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    Nothing not to love .. Very true !

    • Nandini March 20, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

      Thank You for seconding that :-). Have a great weekend.

  7. sarithakumbakkara March 20, 2015 at 8:38 pm #


    • Nandini March 20, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

      Thank You so much Saritha 🙂

  8. conniecockrell March 20, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

    What great appetizers those will make. Thanks for sharing.

    • Nandini March 21, 2015 at 8:37 am #

      Thank You so much Connie 🙂

  9. bluetingeddreams March 20, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

    these look amazing!

    • Nandini March 21, 2015 at 8:39 am #

      Thank You so much :-). My kids enjoyed them a lot.

  10. Serena @ foodfulife March 21, 2015 at 1:57 am #

    OMG!!! They must be amazing!! …It’s good to know that I can use a bechamel sauce! In Italy we don’t have Alfredo sauce.

    • Nandini March 21, 2015 at 8:43 am #

      Thank You so much Serena. We usually would use bechamel sauce but I am getting lazier as I get older and look for shortcuts :-). Btw here in the US they sell the Alfredo Sauce next to the pasta food aisle.

  11. Poppy@In Search of the Catfish Café March 21, 2015 at 2:31 am #

    These look so delicious – great tasty bite with a drink!

    • Nandini March 21, 2015 at 8:44 am #

      Thank you so much. They are indeed very tempting.

  12. susanevershed March 21, 2015 at 3:14 am #

    Need I say more than…”Yum”?

    • Nandini March 21, 2015 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks Much Susan 🙂

  13. skd March 21, 2015 at 3:16 am #

    I have bookmarked this recipe. I am a sea food lover and this can’t get any better. Delicious….

    • Nandini March 21, 2015 at 8:47 am #

      Aww….that is so awesome. Thank You so much 🙂

  14. Stanley Rodrigues March 21, 2015 at 5:38 am #

    Morning Nandini!
    Rissois de camarao,look fantabulous. I was in Wimbledon not so long ago. There was this Brazilian geezer selling rissois de camarao. The rissois looked divine,I could not resist purchasing some. Blimey! They tasted heavenly too. The next day I returned to Wimbledon to get another fix of rissois de camarao. I used to eat rissois de camarao at My sister’s place in Fontainhas,Panjim. And in London at CAFE LISBOA, I already emailed this recipe to Malcolm and My English friends who are into Goan cooking. Let there be more Goan recipes. We were always looking for this recipe.MAMMA MIA! Our prays have been answered.

    Enjoy! the rest of the day,with whatever You do.



    • Nandini March 21, 2015 at 8:52 am #

      Thank You Mr Stan, appreciate your kind words. I feel encouraged to add more recipes. Thank You as well for passing the word around. Wishing you and your Mrs too a great weekend.

  15. Loretta March 21, 2015 at 5:54 am #

    When I first saw the picture, I thought they were neuroes (sp), they looked similar. Love these wee seafood bites. They should go nicely with that corona light 🙂

    • Nandini March 21, 2015 at 8:54 am #

      Lol 🙂 they do look so similar. You guessed it right Loretta. A goan and their beer 🙂 Hope all is well. Have a great weekend!

      • Loretta March 21, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

        Beer or whiskey Nandini :)) Or better still feni 🙂

  16. fromthefamilytable March 21, 2015 at 6:32 am #

    These look absolutely delicious – and the Corona is not bad, either.

  17. teagan geneviene March 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    I’ve never heard of anything like this, Nandini — and they sound like pure bliss! I can imagine that Corona and a wedge of lime with them. Happy spring.

    • Nandini March 23, 2015 at 11:09 am #

      Thank You so much Teagan. Portuguese Foods is not so well know of in the US as Italian food is. Happy Spring to you too 🙂

  18. Maulshri Mitra March 22, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    These look so delicious!!

    • Nandini March 23, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      Thank You so much Maulshri 🙂

  19. cookingwithshy March 23, 2015 at 12:31 am #

    This looks fantastic!!

    • Nandini March 23, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      Thank You so much Shy!

  20. shwyny March 23, 2015 at 2:42 am #

    Wow Indian food palette is diverse indeed! They look great!

    • Nandini March 23, 2015 at 11:19 am #

      Thank You so much , yes it is very diverse 🙂

  21. jmsabbagh March 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    Luscious combinations ,specially the Portuguese rissoi’s and the cold beer.Cheers.

    • Nandini March 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

      Thank You so much 🙂

  22. hurrybeforeitwilts March 25, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    I just accidentally clicked “spam” instead of “approve” on the lovely comment you posted on my blog about the photo tips. :-(( Would you do me the favor of reposting your comment again? I could not figure out how to undo what I did. Thank you!

  23. FloraFaunaChop March 26, 2015 at 5:33 am #

    Thanks so much for the follow!

  24. The Two Savings Sisters April 8, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    These look delish, I have friends coming for dinner at the weekend, I’m deginately going to try them.

    • Nandini April 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

      Thank You so much. I am so happy to hear that. Please let me know how it goes.

  25. Mariposaoro May 5, 2015 at 5:12 am #

    Empanadas.. I haven’t made those for some time.. I think I’ll make seafood ones too.. *Thinking

    • Nandini May 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      They do take a lot of prep work…. 🙂

      • Mariposaoro May 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

        Yep they do. Especially when you are like me and use cornmeal flour.. Harina Pan isn’t easy to use.

  26. wwwpalfitness September 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.


  1. Empanadas | urbanmonique - March 21, 2015

    […] seem that, on the day we post about empanadas, our friend Nandini who runs the Goan Imports blog, wrote about a close relative, Rissóis de Camarão, a Portuguese shrimp filled dumpling. Empanadas are ubiquitous throughout Mexican, Central and […]

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