Angel Cream Cakes with Strawberries

Light and airy, this ethereal strawberry-and-cream dessert is almost as pretty as it is delicious.
Angel Cream Cake

Ingredients:

1 C whipped cream
10 oz. angel food cake loaf, cut into 12 equally sized rectangles
12 (3.5 oz) butter wafer cookies
1 pint Markon First Crop Strawberries, sliced
Powdered sugar and mint, to garnish

Instructions:

Frost 12 angel food cake rectangles with whipped cream. Assemble desserts by placing one cookie on plate; top with angel food rectangle. Arrange strawberry slices around all sides of angel food. Stack with second cookie and repeat process with more strawberries and a third cookie. Sift powdered sugar over top cookie and garnish with strawberry and mint.
Repeat for five more stacks; serve.

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.