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Basil-Garlic Asparagus

Tender spears of grassy asparagus are tossed with earthy, zesty herbs and garlic—great with steaks or fish.


1 Tbsp. olive oil
8 spears of Markon First Crop Asparagus, bottom of stalks trimmed
2 Tbsp. basil pesto sauce
2 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, roasted and chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste


Heat oil; add spears, tossing until cooked/tender; mix in pesto, tossing until well coated. Arrange four spears per serving plate. Top each plate with one tablespoon garlic.
Season with salt and pepper; garnish with edible flowers if desired.


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


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.