Pomegranate Brie Bites

These bar snacks are easy to make and pair well with Champagne and a variety of wines.
Pomegranate_Brie_Bites

Ingredients:

1 baguette, sliced into 24 rounds
2 Tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. Brie cheese, sliced into 24 pieces
1 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
2 Tbsp. balsamic syrup
Markon First Crop Thyme, for garnish

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Arrange bread rounds on baking sheet. Drizzle oil over bread. Place one piece of cheese on each round. Bake for five minutes or until cheese melts.
Top each round with pomegranate arils; drizzle all with balsamic syrup. Garnish with fresh thyme and serve.

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.