Seafood & Dumplins

posted Apr 24, 2018, 9:04 AM by Jimmy Babin   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 9:14 AM ]
Seafood & Dumplins

Seafood & Dumplins


Ingredients:

1 pack of Creative Cajun Cooking’s Dumplin’ Magic (the box has 2 bags of seasoning for 2 different meals)

4 Cups water

1 lb alligator, cut in bite size pieces

4-5 cups heavy cream or half and half (1 quart will do, add extra if you want)

1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 can of biscuits (about 1 pound)

1 lb shrimp, peeled/deveined

1 pack crawfish tails

Optional: Frozen/canned peas & carrots, sliced green onions for garnish


Stove Top Directions:

1--- In a 6 quart or larger pot, add alligator meat, 4 cups water and Dumplin’ Magic seasoning (1 pack of seasoning - save the other one for another meal)

2--- Bring to a slow boil over medium high heat and cook until alligator gets tender.

3--- While alligator is cooking, break out a large cutting board and spread out flour, then pile most of it in the corner, leaving a thin coating on the cutting board.

Open the can of biscuits and one at a time roll each one out to about 1/8 inch thickness using a light sprinkle of flour to keep them from sticking.

Cut the flat biscuits into 6-8 pieces pending size of dumplings you want.

Pile the cut biscuits in one corner of cutting board for placing in pot at later time.

4--- Scrape up the extra flour and place in a bowl, then pour the cream into it and whisk until smooth.

5--- After alligator is tender, pour in the cream and flour mixture making sure it is stirred frequently by scraping the bottom so it doesn’t stick.

6--- Once the liquid thickens up, and has a slow bubbling, add in the shrimp. Stir. Then add the biscuit pieces a few at a time, stirring softly until they swell up.

7--- Once the dumplings are cooked and no longer doughy (Taste them---It’s to the cooks advantage---LOL), then add in crawfish tails. Then, if you would like, a few Green Peas and or Carrots (frozen or canned). Stir and cook just until heated through.

Once the Seafood and Dumplins are placed in a bowl, you can sprinkle some finely chopped Green Onion tops for garnish.

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