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Grilled Artichokes with Lemon-Garlic Sauce

These bite-sized bar snacks/appetizers are perfect with grilled chicken or seafood.


8 baby artichokes, halved with chokes removed
1 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, roasted and mashed
2 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes


Boil artichokes until tender, approximately eight minutes. Drain and dry. Place each half on a hot grill and cook until char marks appear.
Mix together garlic, lemon juice, butter, olive oil, salt, and red pepper flakes.
To serve: put two halves on a serving plate and drizzle with lemon-garlic sauce.


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.