Cornmeal Shrimp with Sweet Potatoes and Greens

Combine the flavors of the South with cornmeal-fried shrimp, sauteed greens, and mashed sweet potatoes.
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Ingredients:

4 large sweet potatoes, baked until soft
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup cream
24 oz. greens (beet or collard)
1/4 cup canola oil (split)
16 jumbo shrimp
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup corn kernels
Salt and pepper, to taste
Sprigs of Markon First Crop Thyme

Instructions:

Mash sweet potatoes with butter and cream; season with salt and pepper.
Heat two tablespoons oil in a skillet; saute greens until wilted; season with salt and pepper.
Put cornmeal in a shallow bowl; dredge shrimp in this until coated. Heat remaining two tablespoons of oil in skillet; saute shrimp until just cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
Arrange on plates in a stacked formation: sweet potatoes, greens, then shrimp. Top with corn and a sprig of thyme.

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.