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Substitute for marsala wine?

ITurnedOutTV Dec 26, 2006 10:16 PM

Can I do chicken marsala without marsala wine? Will any red do?

  1. Robert Lauriston Dec 26, 2006 10:21 PM

    The flavor would be totally different. Marsala is much closer to sherry.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      ITurnedOutTV Dec 26, 2006 10:22 PM

      I have sherry at home. Would that work instead?

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      LuluTheMagnificent Dec 26, 2006 10:22 PM

      I've done it millions of times. It won't be chicken marsala tho.

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      1. re: LuluTheMagnificent
        wasabi Dec 26, 2006 10:46 PM

        not chicken marsala ... chicken sherry.

      2. singleguychef Dec 27, 2006 05:25 AM

        You can try another sweet wine like Madeira.

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        1. re: singleguychef
          anna Dec 27, 2006 05:39 AM

          Yeah, Madeira or a sweet sherry will probably work well.

          1. re: anna
            ITurnedOutTV Dec 27, 2006 03:52 PM

            I ended up using sherry. It turned out okay, but I'm too much of an amature cook to improvise as much as I did. It was a little bland (I used the sherry, mushrooms, lemon juice, butter, salt, and pepper).

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          EclecticEater Dec 28, 2006 02:34 AM

          Try adding angustura bitters to the sherry. It's the bitters/herbs in marsala that make it so different and flavorful. Let us know how it turns out.

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