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Lemon Shrimp Scampi

Succulent shrimp get a punch of flavor from grilled lemons and herbaceous pesto sauce. Great as a sharable appetizer or a single entrée
Lemon Shrimp Scampi


16 large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 Tbsp. pesto sauce
1 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice
1 Markon First Crop Lemon, sliced and grilled
Micro basil, to garnish (optional)


Toss shrimp with pesto and lemon juice. Arrange in small cast iron skillet and cook until pink and starting to brown (use broiler for top browning).
Garnish with grilled lemons and micro basil; serve hot.


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.