Stuffed Artichokes

Hearty yet healthy, these artichokes make an ideal appetizer or side dish.
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Ingredients:

2 large artichokes, halved with chokes removed
1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, roasted and mashed
2 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp. Ready-Set-Serve Italian Parsley, chopped
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions:

Boil artichokes until tender, approximately eight minutes. Drain and dry.
Mix together breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon juice, Italian parsley, olive oil, and salt. Top each artichoke half with two tablespoons of mixture and broil until browned (one to two minutes).
One half artichoke 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.