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Mar 15, 2008 11:46 AM

I accidentally bought Marsala. Now what?

I went into the store for dry Vermouth, and came out with dry Marsala. Whoops! I've never used Marsala, though I vaguely recall Julia Child using it in some recipes. Help me save this bottle from the drain and suggest some uses for it? It was 11 bucks at Trader Joes, so I doubt it's anything special.

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  1. Vetter
    You can use it in all sorts of recipes. EG: chicken and/or veal marsala. You can add it to stews, 'Swedish' Meatballs. Add to marinades for pork,beef, chicken. Once the alcohol evaporates, you'll be left with a very nice flavorYou can even drizzle over fruits and whipped cream.

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    1. re: Tay

      mmm veal marsala...

      or anything in a marsala reduction/deglaze really

      1. re: hill food

        I put a bit in Onion soup, in place of Cognac.

        Chicken marsala can me made with pork and veal and once I made it with firm tofu for a veggie' friend.

      2. re: Tay

        or you can try your hand at zabaglione and serve with fresh berries (or if out-of-season berries don't move you, try plain cake with bananas).

        1. re: vvvindaloo

          niiice, zablagione, or chocolate zablagione.......
          you can also use it for Tiramisu, dip the lady fingers in it, very nice, I prefer it over espresso or any other liquor in my tiramisu.

      3. It goes well with mushrooms. Maybe over pasta.

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        1. re: Glencora

          Just what I was thinking - a wild mushroom sauce with shallots, butter, sage and the marsala, or a mushroom soup.

        2. It's my alcohol of choice for making tiramisu.

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          1. re: bropaul

            haha, sorry paul! just saw your post on the tiramisu! I'm with you on that! it tastes sooo much better.....

          2. I buy it for chicken marsala, but I've used it for roast chicken/turkey, just for a different flavor.

            1. It will keep forever, too. Just use a splash here and there with all the wonderful suggestions you are receiving.