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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.


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


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.


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.