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Holiday Punch

Festive and delicious, this holiday punch can be served with or without alcohol. Great for catered parties, buffets, or individual drinks.


4 cups Ready-Set-Serve Proprietary Blend Orange Juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cup Champagne or sparkling soda
1/2 cup Chambord (optional)
1 cup cinnamon-star anise simple syrup*
1 cup Ready-Set-Serve Orange Sections
1 Markon First Crop Red Delicious Apple, chopped
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds


Combine orange juice, pomegranate juice, and Champagne (or soda); whisk in Chambord and simple syrup. Stir in fruit and serve.
*Make simple syrup with sugar, water, two sticks of cinnamon, and three star anise; cool and remove spices before using.


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.