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Fried Green Tomatillos with Pimento Cheese Dip

Dip these crunchy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside bites of tangy tomatillo into the nostalgic dip of the past: pimento cheese!


1/2 C canola oil
12 tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, and sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, beaten
2 C breadcrumbs
1 C pimento cheese spread
Micro greens to garnish


Heat oil in a large skillet.
Dip each tomatillo slice into the egg wash then breadcrumbs to form a coating. Add to the hot skillet, cooking until browned on each side, approximately one to two minutes per side. Drain on a wire rack.
To serve, place pimento cheese in the center of a platter, surrounded by fried tomatillo slices. Garnish with micro greens.


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.