Crawfish Dumpling Stew
WOW! I found a fantastic way to shake up my glucomannan dumplings! This is 5-star restaurant tasty as far as I’m concerned. Not many recipes strike me that way, either. It was every bit as good as the lobster ravioli served to my at Gershwin’s in Dallas, that’s for sure! My husband and I were absolutely astounded at how good this idea I hatched recently came out. I hesitated to actually make it for the longest time, as I was afraid putting that much bulk into the dumpling batter would make them just totally fall apart in the simmering water. As you can see in the pic, that just didn’t happen! What potential I now see for other recipes with this dumpling batter. :)
This recipe will be a keeper for sure! For those still on Atkins Induction, omit the wine and substitute 1/2 c. seafood stock or chicken stock in your sauce. This recipe is suitable for Atkins OWL Phase 2 or beyond and Keto diets as well if it fits your daily carb limits. You’d have to make the sauce with coconut milk for it to pass Primal-Paleo muster, but that’s doable. By the way, these freeze beautifully and tasted even better than the first night they were made! :)
VARIATIONS: Substitute either crab meat or shrimp for the crawfish. These made smaller would also be lovely in a simple wonton-style soup, standing in for the meat-filled wontons. :)
6 oz. cooked, cleaned crawfish tail meat (the rest of the 12-oz. package goes in the sauce)
4 T. butter, unsalted
2 oz. celery, chopped
2 oz. green bell pepper, chopped
2 oz. yellow onion, chopped
½ c. green onion, chopped
1/3 c. parsley, chopped (3 more T. needed for the sauce, so go on and chop 1/2 c. total ;) )
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. my Seafood Spice Blend
2 recipes my glucomannan Dumplings batter
4 T. unsalted butter, melted
6 oz. remaining crawfish
½ c. wine (omit for Induction)
1 T. lemon juice
3 T. parsley, chopped
½ c. heavy cream
½ c. water
1 small clove garlic, minced
Dash each salt and black pepper
DIRECTIONS: Chop all the vegetables up. Melt 4 T. butter over high heat and add the celery, bell pepper, onion and minced garlic. Saute until they are tender. Add 6 oz. of the crawfish, the parsley, and seafood spice mix. Lower heat and let simmer 2-3 minutes for flavors to blend. Turn off heat.
Bring a large stew pot of water to a boil. While it is heating, make up a double recipe of my glucomannan dumpling batter and add the veggie crawfish mixture to the egg/water mixture and stir well. Stir the dry ingredients in and mix with a rubber spatula until it begins to thicken up. Keep turning the dough until it is stiff enough to roll. Roll 24 1″ dumpling in your palms and set on a sheet of silicone (best) or a baking sheet. When all 24 are formed, your water should be at a rolling boil. Drop all 24 dumplings gently into the water, cover and cook for exactly 10 minutes without lifting the lid.
Make the sauce while the dumplings are cooking. Melt 4 T. butter over medium heat in a skillet. Add the remaining 6 oz. crawfish, garlic, wine, lemon juice parsley and simmer long enough to cook the garlic well. Add the cream and salt and pepper to taste.
When dumplings have cooked 10 minutes, lift lid and using a slotted spoon or tongs, gently lift onto a serving platter and spoon the sauce around them. I served with steamed, buttered broccoli, but they would be good with a nice green salad and low-carb dinner rolls.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 6 servings of 4 dumplings each and ¼ c. sauce. Each contains:
20.4 g fat
10.55 g carbs, 5.96 g fiber, 4.59 g NET CARBS
13.25 g protein
481 g sodium