Smoked Sea Bass with Blood Orange and Endive

A blend of smoky-sweet flavors makes for the perfect pre-meal bite.
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Ingredients:

12 small endive leaves (Violet Flash endive for bright presentation)
2 Markon First Crop Oranges (or blood oranges), sectioned and chopped finely
4 oz. smoked fish (sea bass or any other white-fleshed fish)
2 Tbsp. Markon First Crop Basil or green apple clover
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine orange pieces, fish, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange three pieces of endive per plate. Put an ample tablespoon of the orange-fish mixture in each 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.