LoHud Food’s Weekly Recap and Hudson Valley Local Links

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The first weekend of Spring! Now, if only the weather was on the same page as the calendar. This weekend marked the end of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, and so many of you played along with our scavenger hunt. In the excitement of restaurant week, a few posts and articles might have gotten lost in the shuffle. Here is a recap of what you missed.

This Week on LoHud and Small Bites

Paul Kreiser, chef at Turco’s in Yorktown, came up with a creative answer to our #FridayFishDish mystery basket. We challenged him to use shrimp, panko, red pepper flakes and shallots.

“People would look at these ingredients and fry the shrimp then throw it in a marinara,” he says. “I wanted to do something different.” Kreiser decided to play up the red pepper flakes, a response to a demand he’s noticed for extra heat, and prepare a spicy shrimp cake, served with a sweet citrus sauce for balance. We had so many reader responses to this challenge that space would not allow for them to be printed in The Journal News. Please visit the online article for reader suggestions as well as Kreiser’s recipe.

A great skirt steak tacos recipe from blogger Arlen via Latin Twist.

Grilled shrimp and corn with herbed pasta from blogger Maria via Seasonal Chef.

For Passover, we have a story that will change the way you think about gefilte fish! That’s right: read on! A new gefilte fish earns a welcome place at the Passover table.

Looking for tips for getting creative with matzo? Try this Matzo toffee bar crunch.

And our wine expert-in-residence Michael Koehler of Suburban Wines in Yorktown has suggestions on what wines to pair with Passover dinner.

For restaurants this week, we  profiled the new Coriander in Larchmont, and Jeanne Muchnick takes us to Savona in Scarsdale for Restaurants We Love (that’s the branzino there, right). Plus, Patrice Costa takes us behind the kitchen door at Harvest on Hudson during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.

Lower Hudson Valley on the Web

Details.com featured MP Taverna in Irvington on their list of Best New Greek Restaurants.

The Daily Meal also talked about MP Taverna chef and owner Michael Psilakis, among other, in a piece on How to Make a Better Meatball.

Westchester Magazine reviewed Gleasons in Peekskill, “appears to be a modest neighborhood joint, but it surprises with delicious food and fabulous, on-trend cocktails.”

 

 

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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