To make it break the bottom parts off a bunch of thin, young and fresh organic asparagus stalks. Discard these bits.
Heat a little oil in a wok ( or do as I did and use your cast iron fry pan) and quickly fry a clove of chopped garlic .Toss the asparagus into the wok . Stir fry it until it is hot but still crisp tender. And finally swirl in a small amount of black bean sauce. So good!