Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie

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Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie


Prior to this recipe, it had been a long time since I’d eaten a shrimp scampi dish. I‘ve had it at seafood restaurants before, but it’s been quite some time. I experimented with making a homemade version, and in my humble opinion, it rivals any restaurant dish. The base is made from olive oil and butter, and from there it keeps getting better.


easy shrimp scampi on a white plate


I highly recommend buying fresh, raw shrimp for this dish. You could use frozen shrimp that has not been cooked, if that’s what you have on hand. However, I think fresh is best. There aren’t too many other ingredients to this dish. I also used some fresh squeezed lemon juice, fresh minced garlic, vegetable broth, minced parsley, and salt and pepper. You could also substitute a dry white wine in place of the vegetable broth, and it would be delicious.


easy shrimp scampi on a white plate


This also makes a great low-carb seafood dish. I served mine with zucchini noodles that I made using my spiralizer. Then I sautéed them until they were tender. The zucchini noodles make a great base if you plan to use the shrimp scampi as a meal rather than just an appetizer.



From start to finish this dish comes together in under 10 minutes making this a great weekday dinner. Some days there’s just no time to spend a long time in the kitchen when it’s been a long day.


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Calories per serving (6-7 shrimp): 206

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Easy Shrimp Scampi

Easy Shrimp Scampi is ready in a matter of minutes and pairs nicely with zucchini noodles. Enjoy this lower calorie version for an appetizer or dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Keyword: easy shrimp scampi, low calorie food option, seafood dish, shrimp scampi
Servings: 4
Calories: 206kcal
Author: simplylowcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 lb raw, uncooked shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 2 tbsp parsely, minced
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat skillet over medium high heat. Add butter and olive oil to the pan.
  • Once butter melts into the olive oil, add garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable broth and shrimp. Stir shrimp around to coat in sauce.
  • Arrange shrimp so they lay in an even layer in the pan. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another minute.
  • Remove shrimp from pan. Pour sauce over shrimp if desired. Sprinkle the shrimp with lemon juice, parsley, and salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!


To keep this recipe low carb, serve with zucchini noodles that have been sautéed. 


Serving: 4g | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 241mg | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.9mg
Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp Scampi
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 178mg59%
Sodium 427mg18%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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