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Hot Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups shrimp mixture and 2 bread slices)
Have you ever had a restaurant dish so delicious that you've joked that you could bathe in the sauce? This garlic shrimp recipe really is that good. The bread soaks up all the flavorful sauce.

Ingredients

  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups (1-inch) sliced asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 cup Chardonnay or other dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 324
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 5.6 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 30.6 g
  • carbohydrate 20.3 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 242 mg
  • iron 5.5 mg
  • sodium 747 mg
  • calcium 97 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Place bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until toasted.

  3. While bread toasts, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus, garlic, salt, and peppers; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add shrimp, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. Stir in wine and juice; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; serve with bread slices.