Strawberry Lattice Tart with Mascarpone

Flaky pastry tarts filled with tangy mascarpone cheese and topped with an eye-catching, delicious strawberry lattice and hibiscus sugar crystals.
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Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, cold and chopped
4 T ice water
Filling:
8 oz. mascarpone cheese
1/4 C sugar
2 Tbsp. strawberry jam
Pinch of salt
Topping:
1 C Markon First Crop Strawberries, sliced thin
2 T apricot jam, heated
1 T Fresh Origins hibiscus sugar crystals
Lavender, to garnish

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Put flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine. With machine running, add cold butter to the machine, followed by ice water. When dough just comes together, turn off machine. Do not over process. Roll out dough and fit into a rectangular tart pan with removable bottom. Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Fill crust with parchment paper and pastry weights (or rice/beans) to keep pastry from bubbling. Bake for 45 minutes, removing pie weights halfway through process. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Combine all filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Spoon into cooled crust and spread evenly.
Top tart with strawberry slices in a lattice formation. Brush berries with apricot glaze. Sprinkle with hibiscus crystals and garnish with flowers.

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.