Low Fat Parisian Baked Shrimp with Cucumbers and Dill


WW Freestyle Recipe of the Day: Parisian Baked Shrimp with Cucumbers & Dill
(106 calories | *1 WW SmartPoint)

Eating your way through the bistros of Paris, you’ll likely come across some version of crisp-cooked cucumbers and seafood.

Two bowls with Parisian shrimp and cucumbers on wood table with bowl of lemons in the background

Parisian Shrimp with Cucumbers and Fresh Dill

For some reason, in the states, we normally delegate cucumbers to salads and garnishes, which is a shame since they are delicious cooked.

Here’s a simple way to try the age-old European version with Zero SmartPoint shrimp. Lightly seasoned with fresh dill, the dish is good as is, or served with salsa or other spiced up side condiments.

Cucumbers vary in color, shape and length. I favor the no-work English type with thin skins, teeny seeds and subtle flavor. Sometimes called seedless or hothouse cucumbers, English cucumbers are often sold wrapped in plastic because they have a particularly thin skin compared to American cucumbers, which have a thicker, tougher skin and are sturdy enough to be sold loose.

How to Slice An English Cucumber?

Remove the plastic outer wrap and using the slicer attachment of your food processor (affiliate link), make perfect slices in less than 30 seconds. No need to remove the skin! Alternatively, a knife works just fine however the other method is really a miracle!

What Size Shrimp Are Best?

Almost any size shrimp—from medium to jumbo—will work here. You’ll want about 1/2 pound of shrimp for two servings. The actual number will depend upon their size.

Frozen shrimp can be bought in the shell or peeled. If yours are in the shell, be sure to remove it before making this dish. Frozen shrimp are usually deveined, however make sure that the center strip has been cleaned. If need be, take a sharp knife and remove the membrane.

If you are not sure the best way to peel and/or devein shrimp – here’s a helpful video from Epicurious:

Plate of frozen prawns isolated on white background, top view

Plate of frozen shrimp

Of course, size of the shrimp may cause the cooking time to vary, so be advised to always check to make sure that the shrimp are pink, firm and cooked regardless of their size.

Besides being a pretty addition to any kitchen garden, dill is incredibly easy to grow. One small plant will easily grow into more delicate dill fronds than you’ll need.

Fresh dill on wood cutting board with knife and colorful towel in the background

Fresh Dill

I usually just grow too much and take care of this by harvesting the fronds and placing them on a paper towel. 30-45 seconds in a microwave will take most of the moisture out and leaving the dill on a counter for a day or so will produce perfect dried dill that can be stored in a covered container for up to 1 year.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Low-Fat Shrimp Dish?

According to my calculations, each serving has just 106 calories, *2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *1 WW Freestyle SmartPoint.

How to Make Parisian Shrimp and Cucumbers Step by Step

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.

Step 2: Add the wine, half of the dill and cayenne pepper in an oven-safe casserole dish (affiliate link).

Casserole dish with dry white wine, fresh chopped dill and cayenne pepper

Adding wine, dill and cayenne pepper to casserole dish

Step 3: Add the shrimp and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Casserole dish with shrimp, dry white wine, dill and cayenne

Adding shrimp to casserole

Step 4: Top with cucumbers, re-season with salt and pepper and add remaining dill.

Parisian shrimp in casserole dish topped with sliced cucumbers and fresh dill

Topping with sliced cucumbers and fresh chopped dill

Step 5: Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until shrimp are firm, pink and fully cooked. Serve hot from the casserole.

Fresh baked Parisian Shrimp and Cucumbers with Dill in a casserole dish

Fresh Baked Parisian Shrimp with Cucumbers

Baked Shrimp with Cucumbers Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with your favorite salsa
  • Serve alongside brown rice, or keep it skinny with low carb cauliflower rice
  • Serve with or oven-baked sweet potatoes

If you’ve made this Low Fat Shrimp and Cucumbers, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it.

Low Fat Parisian Shrimp with Cucumbers & Dill

Lightly seasoned with fresh dill, this shrimp dish is delicious as is, or serve it with your favorite salsa for a little extra kick!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time25 mins

Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack

Cuisine: French

Keyword: baked shrimp with cucumbers

Calories: 128

Author: Hallie | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10-12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 medium English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.

  • Place the wine, 1/2 tablespoon dill and cayenne pepper in a medium sized oven safe casserole.

  • Top with shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Top with cucumber slices, re-season with salt, pepper and remaining dill.

  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until shrimp are firm, pink and fully cooked.

  • Serve hot from the casserole.

Recipe Notes

You’ll want about 1/2 pound of shrimp. The number will depend upon their size. Even though the cucumbers will soften as they bake, they will still be firm. Should you have a few leftovers, add both shrimp and cukes to a salad or just eat them cold. Servings: 2 Serving Size: 1/2 Recipe Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *1 Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *2

Nutrition Facts

Low Fat Parisian Shrimp with Cucumbers & Dill

Amount Per Serving (1 /2 the recipe)

Calories 128 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

Protein 18g 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Hallie Harron

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Hallie is a chef-teacher who eventually found her way to Provence, France, where she gave food and wine tours of the region.

In addition to writing more than a dozen cookbooks, she has also been teaching both professional and recreational cooking classes since 1978.

Hallie looks forward to sharing some of her favorite easy, healthy recipes with you here on Simple Nourished Living.

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