Shrimp scampi is something I often see on a menu when eating out. It always sounds so good, but to be perfectly honest, I've never actually ordered it because I know the main ingredient is butter which is why this dish is very high in fat and calories when ordered at a restaurant. A traditional shrimp scampi in garlic and butter sauce will contain about 350 calories and 30 grams of fat in a 1/2 cup serving (and we all know we don't normally eat only half a cup of anything). However, I have been known to steal a shrimp if someone at the table orders it so I do know how delicious it is.
Since I would like to eat an entire shrimp scampi meal, rather than just one shrimp, I figured it was time to lighten up this dish. I used fat free chicken broth in place of the butter and for the topping I used Becel Light. Becel Light is half the calories and fat so you could replace some of the chicken broth with it in this recipe and it wouldn't change the nutritional stats too drastically. I also used panko crumbs for the topping rather than regular bread crumbs and added some broccoli because I love the combination of with the shrimp and it goes so good with the sauce mixture. Of course it doesn't hurt that it adds some fibre and extra nutrition as well.