Shrimp Dumplings In Tomato Sauce

Fluffy dumplings contrasted with a vegetable sauce.  The sauce is tomato-based for this recipe.  You can also use an alfredo sauce or some other dairy variant.

simple & elegant

Shrimp Dumplings In Sauce (Serves 4)

Prepare the shrimp mousse and bring a pot of water to a low boil.  Using two wet spoons, fold the mousse into an egg shape and slip into the boiling water.

use a hand-over-hand motion to mold dumplings

Dumplings should cook until the exterior’s firm, about two minutes each.

Use a slotted spoon to transfer dumplings to a drying rack.  If they don’t hold their shape on the spoon, they’ll need more time in the water.

get rid of excess water by resting on a rack

Prepare the tomato sauce.  In this case I added quartered artichoke hearts preserved in water along with the garlic and other ingredients.

the sauce can be complex as long as it doesn't overpower the dumplings

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Place dumplings in a gratin dish, cover with tomato sauce, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and oregano.

great for the weekend

This goes well with colorful vegetables – asparagus, broccoli, green beans, squash or carrots all work fine.  A light and dry white wine’s a good complement.

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