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Coconut-Fried Chicken

A classic comfort food, fried chicken gets special treatment here with hints of coconut and lightly pickled cucumbers and carrots.


6 chicken drumsticks
2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. lime zest, split in two portions
1 Markon First Crop Hot-House Cucumber, shaved into ribbons
2 Markon First Crop Jumbo Carrots, shaved into ribbons
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup corn flakes, packed
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup oil for frying


Marinate chicken drumsticks in mixture of yogurt and half of the lime zest overnight.
Combine cucumbers, carrots, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Allow to lightly pickle for one hour.
Heat oil.
Remove chicken from yogurt, wiping excess off with hands and sprinkle with salt. Dip each first in egg wash, then mixture of corn flakes, breadcrumbs, flour, the other half of the lime zest, and coconut.
When oil is hot, add three breaded drumsticks. Cook until crust is browned and meat is cooked through. Repeat for remaining three pieces of chicken.
Serve two drumsticks each atop a bed of the cucumber-carrot pickles.


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.