Sage Waffles

Waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Try preparing a savory version with sage, pecans, and Butternut squash.
Sage_Waffles

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 eggs
2 Tbsp. butter (melted)
16 oz. buttermilk
1/4 cup Markon First Crop Sage (minced)
1/2 cup candied pecans
1 Butternut squash (peeled and cut into slices)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Instructions:

Place dry ingredients in a mixing bowl; combine. Mix eggs, butter, and buttermilk in a separate bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients; once combined, set aside to rest for 10 minutes. Toss squash slices in oil; season with cinnamon and nutmeg; bake at 450 degrees until golden. Cook waffles in waffle iron; garnish with squash and candied pecans. Top with fried sage leaves. 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.