Hot Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

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.
from Cooking Light