Pasta with Fresh Asparagus
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Clean the asparagus and slice across the stalks into pieces 1/4 inch long. Try to do this on the diagonal. Place a wok or large frying pan on to heat and place the pasta in the boiling water.
Add the oil to the hot wok, along with the garlic. Toss for a few seconds and then add the cut-up asparagus. Toss until the asparagus is bright green in color and barely tender, about 2 minutes on high heat. Quickly mix in the beaten egg and the grated cheese. Add the cream and salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer for a few minutes while the pasta finishes cooking.