Zucchini, Fig, and Prosciutto Appetizer

A unique mixture of raw, cooked, crunchy, silky, sweet, salty, and bitter—this appetizer has it all.
Zucchini-Fig-Prosciutto_Appetizer

Ingredients:

2 Markon First Crop Zucchini, sliced lengthwise
4 figs, sliced
8 oz. prosciutto, thinly sliced and crisped
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
8 oz. micro basil
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Edible flowers for garnish

Instructions:

Place two wide strips of raw zucchini side by side on a serving plate. Top with sliced figs, then crisp prosciutto. Sprinkle with equal portions of blue cheese and micro basil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with flowers 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.