Shrimp rissoles

  • Servings : 24 units
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:55 h
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The traditional shrimp rissoles are an excellent appetizer in the Portuguese kitchen. Learn how to prepare them with our recipe.

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  • For the dough:
  • 275 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 450 ml (2 cups) water
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • For the filling:
  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) shrimp
  • 250 ml (about 1 cup) milk
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • 1 small onion to cook the shrimp


    Step 1

    1. For the dough:
    2. Pour the water, margarine and the salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and add the flour. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a compact ball.

    Step 2

    1. Turn off the heat, place the dough on a table and allow to cool to room temperature. Knead the dough with your hands and set aside.Shrimp rissoles | Food From Portugal

    Step 3

    1. For the filling:
    2. Meanwhile, place the shrimp in a saucepan with water seasoned with a bunch of parsley and an unpeeled small onion. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook about 5 to 6 minutes. When the shrimps are cooked, drain them with a skimmer and let cool slightly. Place the shrimp and a bunch of parsley in a food processor and pulse until slightly chopped.

    Step 4

    1. In a bowl, dissolve the flour in 50 ml (1/4 cup) milk. In another saucepan, pour the milk, the dissolved flour, nutmeg, pepper, salt and margarine. Bring to a low heat and stir with a spoon until obtain a creamy mixture. Then, add the chopped onion and simmer more 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and add the chopped shrimp. Mix and let cool slightly.

    Step 5

    1. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin.Shrimp rissoles | Food From Portugal Cut small circles with the help of a glass or a bowlShrimp rissoles | Food From Portugal and place small portions of the filling in the center of each circle. Fold the dough in half over the filling, and press the edges together to seal.

    Step 6

    1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Dip the rissoles on beaten egg and coat them in breadcrumbs.Shrimp rissoles | Food From Portugal Heat the oil in a deep fryer. When the oil is hot, add the rissoles and fry them until golden. Once they are fried, place them on a plate with absorbent paper.

    Step 7

    1. Serve the shrimp rissoles with carrot rice and lettuce salad.

Shrimp rissoles | Food From Portugal

Shrimp rissoles

Nutrition facts per serving (24 units)

Calories: 81

Total Fat: 2 g(3%)

Saturated Fat: 0.5 g(3%)

Cholesterol: 45 mg(15%)

Sodium: 163 mg(7%)

Total Carbohydrate: 10 g(3%)

Protein: 5.5 g

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Comments (4)

  1. posted by Mike Speed on 2015/11/19

    This sounds delicious , can this be prepared and the frozen befor frying if so how does one do this ,

    Many for the help

    • posted by FoodFromPortugal on 2015/11/20

      Yes, they can be frozen. The best way is to place the rissoles on a tupperware.

      Bon appetit!!!

  2. posted by Maria (da Camara) Prinsloo on 2016/05/28

    Awesome!! I love Shrimp Rissoles. So happy I have the recipe. I can’t wait to try it out 🙂


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