Chinese Stir-Fried Asparagus

Serves:6 as a side dish,9

CarbsPerServing:3-4

Prep Time:20 mintues

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

A medium bundle of asparagus

1/4 pound pork loin

And entire head of garlicsalt

MSG

small red chile (optional)

lard

How to Prepare:

Prep: Cut off the tough ends of the asparagus, or peel the lower portions. Cut the asparagus into bite size pices. Wash them in a bowl of water. Slice the pork into very thin small strips (much easier to do if the pork is slightly frozen). Peel all the garlic cloves and slice thickly.

Cook:

Heat the wok. Add at least 3 T. lard. Throw the garlic in and stir-fry til slightly browned. Throw in the pork and cook until color changes, the garlic will also hopefully be very browned at this point. Throw in the chile and about 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir briefly. Throw in the asparagus, add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon MSG, stir-fry a few mintues. Put in about 3/4 cup water, cover and cook until asparagus is just tender. Add more salt to taste. Serve. Be sure to eat the garlic also!