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Need a pasta recipe to go w/my chicken marsala dish tonight

coco puff Jan 16, 2007 10:36 PM

Hi guys,

I'm making chicken marsala w/mushrooms tonight and need an easy pasta dish...

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  1. 280 Ninth Jan 16, 2007 10:48 PM

    Keep it simple, since the main dish is rich...so much depends on what you've got in the pantry....cous cous is the first thing that comes to mind, but you might prepare some orzo and butter, or get more adventuresome and prepare something like polenta, on stovetop for five minutes and then bake for about an hour, add some parmesan cheese perhaps, some herbs (fresh marjoram, maybe)....

    1. QueenB Jan 16, 2007 11:23 PM

      I always serve plain linguine with my chicken marsala. I spoon some of the sauce over the pasta and eat it all together.

      Doesn't get much easier than that!

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        maestra Jan 16, 2007 11:32 PM

        I agree that your best off just serving the dish over egg noodles or another pasta, with butter and a little chopped parsely for color and freshness. Any attempt at a sauce would only fight with the marsala flavors.

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        1. re: maestra
          TonyO Jan 17, 2007 01:06 AM

          Right on the mark...........

          1. re: TonyO
            jenniebnyc Jan 17, 2007 01:19 AM

            i'll 3rd the egg noodle rec.

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          MikeG Jan 17, 2007 01:04 AM

          Another vote for plain (very lightly buttered) pasta, Usually linguine or thin spaghetti, but if I'm eating it as a one dish meal, will use extra liquid and pour it all over a deep dish of penne or ziti - sort of like Italian donburi. :)

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            namreb Jan 17, 2007 01:08 AM

            take some garlic and mash it making a paste and to olive oil and let it sit for a few minutes. Add to pasta that has been lightly drained. put in saute pan cook on low and add oil and garlic and do a quick toss add salt pepper seasonings fresh herbs. add some butter if you wish.

            1. TonyO Jan 17, 2007 01:12 AM

              I also like roasted red potatoes tassed with galic, parmesan, parsley, and olive oli with Marsala dishes

              1. chef chicklet Jan 17, 2007 02:58 AM

                I would use a pasta that would hold the sauce, orechette something like that with a little butter and fresh parsley to catch the wonderful sauce...

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                  coco puff Jan 17, 2007 08:07 PM

                  thanks for all the recs. Ended up going w/the linguini w/ a little butter and actually added some petite peas to it...pretty good.

                  The chicken Marsala was amazing. I used Tyler Florence's recipe from foodtv.com...w/out the proscuitto. It was a big hit. Next time, will make more sauce.

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                    upstate girl Jan 17, 2007 08:10 PM

                    Another option for next time is whole wheat pasta ribbons (Hodgson Mill makes them)--very tasty with marsala.

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