Ahi Appetizers

Simple, yet delicious, these umami-rich, bite-size starters are ideal for catered events and parties.
Ahi_Appetizer

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. juice of Markon First Crop Limes
1 tsp. chili garlic sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp. zest of Markon First Crop Limes
1 lb. ahi tuna, chopped into small cubes
3 yellow beets, sliced into thin rounds
12 toothpicks
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
Edible petals and micro herbs

Instructions:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lime juice, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, and lime zest. Marinate ahi in this mixture for 30 minutes.
Place one piece of marinated ahi on top of a beet round. Skewer through bottom of beet, ahi cube, and top of beet. Repeat for all 12 sticks and garnish with sesame seeds, petals, and micro herbs.

Ingredients:

1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish

Instructions:

Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.