Blistered Shishito Peppers with Puffed Rice

Charred to give these mild peppers smoky, sweet notes, this shareable appetizer is tossed with Japanese furikake and crispy puffed rice. Serve alone or with a dipping sauce.
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Ingredients:

1 lb. Shishito peppers
2 T sesame oil
1 T furikake seasoning
2 T Ready-Set-Serve Orange Juice
1 T soy sauce
1 C puffed rice
1 T zest of Markon First Crop Oranges
Microgreens and edible flowers, to garnish

Instructions:

Toss peppers in oil and furikake. Add to a hot wok and cook, tossing occasionally, but allowing peppers to char on all sides. Deglaze with orange juice and soy sauce, tossing until liquid cooks off.
Remove from heat and toss with puffed rice and orange zest. Arrange all on a sharing platter and 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.