Shrimp with Asparagus, Peppers and Bacon

Ingredients

1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 slabs thick artisanal bacon, cut into one inch pieces
4 cloves garlic sliced thick
1 cup fresh asparagus, bottom trimmed, and cut into one inch pieces
1 whole red pepper, seeded and cut into quarter inch dice
1 pound shrimp shelled, deveined and cut into one inch pieces
½ cup white wine (for a different taste try sparkling wine)
3 tablespoons softened, sweet butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Serves 4

Pour the oil in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat, add the bacon and cook until it starts to brown, about three to four minutes.

Next add the garlic and the asparagus and cook for two minutes.

Add the red pepper stir and continue to cook for one more minute.

Then add the shrimp and cook, stirring well, until it becomes pink in color, about two to three minutes.

Add the wine and continue to stir until the wine has reduced by half, about two to three more minutes.

Add the butter and stir well until it has completely melted into the sauce.

Turn off the heat, add salt and pepper to taste and serve in individual pasta bowls with plenty of bread on the side!