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                            Beef with Asparagus
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Chinese
                 Meats                            Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      teaspoon      Ginger -- minced
      1/2  pound         Beef, lean -- strips
    2      tablespoon    Wine -- Shaoxing or dry sher
    1 1/2  teaspoon      Cornstarch
    3      tablespoon    Soy sauce -- dark
    3      tablespoon    Oil
      1/2  teaspoon      Oil -- sesame
    1      pound         Asparagus -- cut into 2 piece
 
 In medium bowl, combine ginger, wine, soy sauce and sesame oil.  Toss beef strips
in mixture and marinate 30 minutes to several hours. Drain beef and reserve
marinade.  Combine marinade with enough water to make 1/3 cup.
 Dissolve cornstarch in this mixture.  Heat wok on high heat and add 1 tbls. oil. 
Add beef to pan; stir-fry until meat loses raw color, about 1 minute.  Remove
meat from pan.	Add rest of oil to wok.  Add asparagus and stir-fry on medium
heat until heated through.  Return beef to pan; add reserved marinade. Increase
heat to high and cook until sauce thickens.
 Serve immediately.
 
   VARIATIONS:  When asparagus is not in season, sliced Chinese or Western-style
 broccoli can be used in its place.  For a richer sauce, reduce soy sauce in
 marinade to 1 tbls. dark soy; add 2 tbls oyster sauce to pan during last step.
 
 
 
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