Asparagus Peking Style


  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. sherry
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 can drained asparagus


Heat pan and add oil. Add remainder of ingredients except asparagus. Cook until it comes to a boil. Shut off flame or move pan off ring. Now add asparagus and toss lightly.

By LRP from Lowell, MA

February 27, 20070 found this helpful

This sounds really good, but in you list of ingredients, 1/4 chicken broth? Would that be 1/4 the broth from one chicken? And 1/4 water? I am on city water and 1/4 of it would be quite a lot. I presume in each case you meant 1/4 *Cup*, but since you didn't say that I can't really know for sure.

Please, dear folks, be as concise as you can be. Old folks like me need our instructions clearly stated; otherwise one of us might use 1/4 of the city's water to cook some asparagus, and the city would not be pleased (and would bill us accordingly).

BTW, please don't be offended by my comments. I see this sort of thing constantly and have been guilty of it myself. The English language is a wonderful tool but, like a good gun or knife, should be used with care and precision. Careless use of these things could shoot off your foot, cut off your thumb, or waste 1/4 of the city's water.

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February 27, 20070 found this helpful

P.S. that should be, "in *your* list of ingredients"... here I am giving an amateur's lecture on grammar and my keyboard goes south on me. Bwahahahahaaaa! Serves me right! (Hey, the main thing is, we're all having a good time.)

Editor's Note: Chuckle. Thanks for catching this Alph. It should be 1/4 cup of each water and broth.

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November 14, 20130 found this helpful

I made something similar, and used pan-toasted slivered almonds as a was so good! Can't wait to try this one.

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