Blossomed Onions with Balsamic

As delicious in taste as they are beautiful in presentation, these blossomed onions are a healthier version of the fried favorite.
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Ingredients:

4 Ready-Set-Serve Blooming Yellow Onions
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
Edible petals (optional)

Instructions:

Slice one onion horizontally nearly in half (leaving onion connected). Repeat vertically, forming a cross. Slice twice more, forming an X so that onion has eight sections. Place onions on foil on a baking sheet.
Combine oil and vinegar. Drizzle evenly over onions. Season with salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until onions are tender and flower shaped.
Optional: garnish with edible petals and balsamic vinaigrette.
One onion per serving.

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.