Growing up on Long Island heavily influenced Chef Tom Schaudel's culinary style, which has been described as "Atlantic Rim." In this recipe rich with summer flavors, yellow-orange edible zucchini flowers are filled with creamy goat cheese, chives, parsley and shallots then fried in a cayenne-spiked tempura batter. To serve, swish bright green arugula pesto on a plate, form a pool of chunky cherry tomato sauce to one side and arrange two of the squash blossoms on top. Garnish with micro basil or basil leaf.
Recipe courtesy of Chef TOM SCHAUDEL
Squash Blossoms and Goat Cheese Filling:
Cherry Tomato Sauce: