Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Hot Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

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.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2003

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups shrimp mixture and 2 bread slices)


  • 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


Preheat oven to 400°.

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

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.

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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 324
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 9.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 30.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.3g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Cholesterol: 242mg
  • Iron: 5.5mg
  • Sodium: 747mg
  • Calcium: 97mg

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