Shrimp Scorpio (WW)

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"From Weight Watcher's International 1977 Greece. Serve with rice or couscous."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (325.2 g)
  • Calories 224.3
  • Total Fat - 8.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 134.2 mg
  • Sodium - 819.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 5.9 g
  • Protein - 24.9 g
  • Calcium - 449.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add onion to chicken stock; cook, stirring, until onion starts to brown. Add fresh garlic, dill, and parsley; if you use dried you will need less.

Step 2

Stir in dry mustard. Add tomatoes, thyme, and capers. Simmer 30 minutes. Add uncooked shrimp to a 1-1/2 quart casserole. Cover with sauce.

Step 3

Top with feta and mozzarella cheeses. Sprinkle with olives.

Step 4

Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Be sure to buy fresh shrimp for this recipe for the best flavor.
  • If you don't have capers, you can leave them out of the recipe.

  • Substitute vegetable broth for chicken stock. This substitution will make the dish vegetarian-friendly and provide a different flavor profile.
  • Substitute tofu for shrimp. This substitution will make the dish vegan-friendly and provide a more substantial texture and flavor.

Vegetarian Shrimp Scorpio Replace the shrimp with 12 ounces of firm tofu, cubed. Increase the capers to 1 teaspoon. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Lemon Rice: A simple and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with Shrimp Scorpio. This easy rice dish is cooked in a mixture of lemon juice, butter, and chicken broth for a bright and savory flavor. The addition of fresh herbs like parsley and dill bring an extra layer of flavor that complements the shrimp dish.

Cucumber Salad: A light and refreshing side dish that pairs perfectly with Shrimp Scorpio. This simple salad is made with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and a dressing of olive oil, vinegar, and herbs. The cool and crunchy texture of the cucumbers and tomatoes complements the shrimp dish and adds a bright flavor to the meal.


Q: How long should I bake Shrimp Scorpio for?

A: Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Q: How do I prepare Shrimp Scorpio?

A: Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine shrimp, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Place mixture in a greased baking dish and bake for 10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Enjoy!

1 Reviews

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle (KUW)

Delicious! I slivered my onion, and used a tin of fire-roasted tomatoes instead of fresh. For portion control, I should've baked in individual ramekins. Because it smelled so good, I was in such a hurry to eat it, I forgot to garnish with fresh parsley! I believe this could be assembled, refrigerated, then baked allowing a few extra minutes to bring up to a nice bubble! Adding this to my Best of 2015 Cookbook!


(25 Jan 2015)

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Fun facts:

The dish Shrimp Scorpio is believed to have originated in Greece in the 1950s and is widely enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

The dish is said to have been a favorite of the Greek actress Melina Mercouri, who is known for her iconic role in the 1960 film "Never on Sunday".