Asparagus Chinese Style
|Asparagus||1 1⁄2 Pound|
|Vegetable oil/Peanut oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), peeled and minced|
|Chicken broth||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Cornstarch||1 Tablespoon (Mixed With 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce And Cold Water)|
|Black pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
1. Break off the tough stem ends of the asparagus as far down as the stalks snap easily. Wash the asparagus thoroughly and cut the stalks at an angle into 1/2-inch slices.
2. Heat the oil in a 10- or 12-inch skillet, add the garlic, salt, and asparagus, and saute over moderate heat for 2 minutes.
3. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
4. Add the cornstarch, water, and soy sauce mixture, stir, and bring to a boil again. Stir for 1 minute, add the pepper, and serve at once.