Rissóis de Camarão

Rissóis de Camarão, is a Portuguese influenced shrimp snack. It is a mouthwatering cheesy prawn/ shrimp appetizer that melts in your mouth! It’s a very popular Goan appetizer served at weddings, birthday parties, litanies , almost for all Goan parties.
  • Passive
    30 minutes
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    45 minutes
  • Servings
    30 Pc.


For Outer Cover:-
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 4 tbsp Butter (Salted or Unsalted)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
For the stuffing:
  • 1/2 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 15 Prawns/Shrimps (medium sized, finely chopped)
  • 1 Slice Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed pepper
  • 1 Egg (beaten and mixed with 2 tbsp water)
  • Breadcrumbs (As required)
  • Oil (for deep frying)


Prepare stuffing:-
  • 1 In a pan, Fry onion in 2 tbsp oil till soft and translucent, add prawns to it. Cook till done.
  • 2 In the same pan, add 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp all-purpose flour. Fry for 1 minute.
  • 3 Add ½ cup milk to it, cook for 2 mins till this sauce thickens. Add cheese slice and crushed pepper.
  • 4 Your filling is ready. Keep aside to cool.
For the outer cover:-
  • 5 Boil remaining 1 ½ cups milk with salt, sugar and 2 tbsp butter, add all-purpose flour to it.
  • 6 Cook for 3 mins till it forms a ball.
  • 7 On a platform, knead the dough while still hot and form into 3 balls.
  • 8 Roll each ball and cut into circles using a cutter and add prawn filling to each of them.
  • 9 Press the edges to get moon shape.
  • 10 Dip into egg wash and then breadcrumbs.(See Recipe Notes on storing them in freezer at this stage).
  • 11 Deep fry them till golden brown.
  • 12 Serve. Enjoy!!! Bet, no one can eat just one !

Recipe Notes

  • Once you form the rissois, before deep frying them, refrigerate in freezer for an hour. They puff up well while deep frying them.
  • Rissois can be stored in refrigerator for 3 months or even more.I tried storing them for 3 months in freezer. Whenever you want to fry them, just get them out from freezer 20-30 mins before or you can even deep fry them when frozen.
  • You can use rava (fine semolina) in place of breadcrumbs or you could use equal quantities of rava and breadcrumbs together.

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