Hibiscus Panna Cotta

Light and silky, these tangy panna cotta are as delicious as they are visually stunning.
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Ingredients:

2 cups whipping cream
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. zest of Markon First Crop Lemon
1/4 cup dried hibiscus leaves
1/8 tsp. salt

Instructions:

Put whipping cream in a sauce pan. Sprinkle one packet of gelatin over liquid and stir until dissolved. Cook on low heat, while stirring, until gelatin is dissolved. Add whole milk, sugar, lemon zest, hibiscus leaves, and salt. Simmer for five minutes or until mixture starts to bubble. Strain.
Arrange four lightly oiled ramekins on a tray. Pour in equal portions of the mixture, top with plastic wrap and chill until firm (four to six hours).
To plate, dip each ramekin in hot water to loosen dessert; flip onto serving plate and garnish with honey and edible flowers such as hibiscus leaves, fire stix, and white begonias.

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.