Asparagus Braise



  1. 1/2 pound asparagus thinly sliced on the diagonal
  2. 1/2 cup bamboo shoots sliced
  3. 1/2 cup water chestnuts sliced
  4. 1 cup celery sliced diagonally
  5. 1 cup mushrooms fresh, sliced
  6. 1/2 cup cashew nuts optional
  7. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  8. 1 x salt


  1. Clean and prepare vegetables.
  2. Heat oil in wok to smoking point.
  3. Stir fry asparagus in wok for about 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low medium, cover wok and cook asparagus for 5 more minutes, lifting cover 3 to 4 times to stir it.
  5. At the end of 5 minutes, add all the other ingredients except cashews raise heat 1 notch, stir fry 3 minutes with cover over wok.
  6. Lift cover at least once or twice to stir vegetables, so all will be cooked through.
  7. Place food in platter, if desired sprinkle cashews over all.