grated fresh ginger
red chile, seeded and chopped
spears fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 5 cm pieces
- Trim the meat, and slice across the grain evenly into long, thin strips.
- Combine the soy, sherry, ginger, sesame oil, garlic and chilli; add the meat stirring to coat and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
- Drain the meat, reserving the marinade.
- Heat 20ml of oil in a wok or heavy-based frying pan, add the asparagus and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
- Remove from the wok.
- Heat the remaining oil in the wok, cook the meat quickly in small batches over high heat until browned but not cooked through.
- Remove and drain on absorbent paper.
- Blend the cornstarch with the reserved marinade until smooth.
- Return asparagus and meat to wok with marinade mixture.
- Stir-fry over high heat until meat is cooked through and sauce has thickened.
- Serve at once.