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Spring Pesto with Basil, Asparagus and Spinach

By Chef Josh Kroner, Terrapin Ingredients 2 cups fresh basil leaves 2 cups asparagus, chopped and blanched 1 cup spinach leaves 1 tsp finely chopped garlic ¼ cup grated Parmesan

Impossible Ragu

Chef Joseph Cafaro, Palizzata Marketplace & Eatery, Kingston Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lb. pasta of your choice 1–2 tablespoons neutral cooking oil (canola or avocado) 8 oz. Impossible meat substitute

Harvest Pasta Salad With Beet Fusilli

By Sfoglini, Coxsackie Serves 4 Ingredients Honey Cider Vinaigrette 3 teaspoons minced shallot 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey

Seafood Tagliatelle

By Scott Rosenberg, Il Figlio Enoteca, Fishkill Serves 4 Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 lb. calamari, cut into rings ¼ cup white wine 3

Garganelli Ai Funghi

By Scott Rosenberg, Il Figlio Enoteca, Fishkill Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ lb. pancetta, diced 1 lb. of crimini and oyster mushrooms, cut in quarters 2 garlic

Tomato & Crab Spaghettini 

Courtesy of Chef Ralph Bello of Heritage Food + Drink in Wappingers Falls Serves 2 Ingredients ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 5 garlic cloves, sliced 2 pints mixed heirloom

Heirloom Tomato Salad With Burrata Basil Pesto 

Courtesy of Chef Scott Conant of Cellaio in Monticello  Serves 4-6 Ingredients Salad 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup plus 1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1½ tablespoons red

Cacio e Pepe

Marcella Micillo, Marketing Coordinator I have fond memories of cacio e pepe: eating it in a small Roman restaurant on a sweltering day in May. I was studying in Florence

Sugo (Italian Meat Sauce)

By Gianni Scappin and Alberto Vanoli Makes about 4 cups Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 cups minced yellow onions 1 garlic clove 2 pounds lamb, coarsely ground

Ricotta Toast

Chef Jamie Parry, Another Fork in the Road Serves 2 Ingredients 4 thick slices of grilled sourdough 4 tablespoons olive oil handmade ricotta 2 ears of grilled corn, shucked off

Homemade Ricotta

Chef Jamie Parry, Another Fork in the Road Makes about 2 cups Ingredients 2 quarts whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice additional

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Chef Ralph Bello, Il Barilotto Serves 6 Ingredients 2 dozen zucchini blossoms (interior stamen removed) olive oil for frying fresh tomato sauce   Filling 1 quart whole milk ricotta cheese

Eggplant Napoleon

Cathryn Fadde / Perch Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large Hepworth Farms eggplant (peel in strips, leaving some skin), slice into 1/4-inch rounds 8 ounces goat cheese 2 to 3 ripe

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Jessica Reisman / Homespun Foods Ingredients 4 medium ripe tomatoes 4 to 6 quick-roasted garlic cloves 12 leaves fresh basil sea salt and pepper   Method Crostini ​ Preheat oven

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!