Charred Artichokes with Peanut Sauce

By charring, these artichokes gain earthy, smoky notes that complement their silky-smooth texture. Serve with spicy peanut sauce for added complexity.
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Ingredients:

4 Tbsp. peanut butter
1/2 C coconut milk
1/2 C vegetable stock
2 tsp. red curry paste
1 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Lime Juice
1 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
4 artichokes, trimmed and steamed until tender
1 Tbsp. coconut oil

Instructions:

Combine peanut butter, coconut milk, vegetable stock, curry paste, lime juice, cilantro, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Whisk while heating to medium. Continue whisking until smooth.
Place coconut oil on a plate and dip the cut tops of each artichoke into the oil. Char on a grill or griddle until it starts turning black.
Serve each artichoke with side of peanut dipping sauce.

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.