Chinese Stir-Fried Asparagus

Serves:6 as a side dish,9


Prep Time:20 mintues



A medium bundle of asparagus

1/4 pound pork loin

And entire head of garlicsalt


small red chile (optional)


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.


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!