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Bite-Size Empanadas

These hand-held pies make excellent appetizers, bar snacks, or to-go lunch items.
Bite-Size Empanadas


1 sheet pastry dough, cut into 12/2-inch rounds
4 oz. ground beef or meat-free alternative, cooked
1/2 cup Butternut squash, peeled and cut into small squares
1/4 cup Markon First Crop Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, roasted and chopped
1/2 cup corn
1/4 cup Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste


Mix beef, squash, peppers, corn, and cilantro in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Fold each pastry round in half and place a small amount of filling in center. Seal and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes (until browned).


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.