Roasted Grapes and Crostini

Sweet and salty, this grape and cheese appetizer pairs with many wines and makes an excellent starter for a variety of cuisines.
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Ingredients:

2 lbs. Markon Essentials Grapes
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch of sea salt
Sprigs of Markon First Crop Rosemary
8 oz. Brie cheese, warmed

Instructions:

Toss grapes with one tablespoon of olive oil, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt; top with sprigs of rosemary. Roast at 400 degrees F for ten minutes or until grapes begin bursting open.
While grapes roast, brush sliced bread with remaining oil. Grill until toasted.
Serve roasted grapes and crostini with a wedge of cheese such as Brie, chevre, or house-made Ricotta.
Nutritional nformation was calculated using two ounces of Brie per serving.

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.