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Old 01-21-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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What starch goes with Chicken Marsala?

I was going to make a potato casserole dish, since I have the time today, but I don't think it particularly marries well with Chicken Marsala.

What is a more traditional starch pairing? I have a couple of kinds of rice, a lot of pastas, cous cous and potatoes.

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Old 01-21-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Traditional I think is a thin pasta like angel hair, but when I make it I always use couscous. I love how those little grains soak up the sauce.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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I was going to make a potato casserole dish, since I have the time today, but I don't think it particularly marries well with Chicken Marsala.

What is a more traditional starch pairing? I have a couple of kinds of rice, a lot of pastas, cous cous and potatoes.

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How about Fettucinne Alfredo. Chicken & potatoes sound good to me. You could make a mushroom, garlic, potato gratin:

Garlicky potato & mushroom gratin

Or, in keeping with a casserole-type idea - this calls for white wine, but Marsala might be interesting:

Chicken and leek casserole
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #4
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Qsis,
I think couscous,or brown or white rice might be nice.. But, I've used mashed potatoes with my chicken marsala..I feel it should be something you enjoy, not something people feel is a "correct" paring. Food is meant to enjoy, not just be correct

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Old 01-21-2008, 04:11 PM   #5
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I like orzo tossed with a little olive oil and fresh herbs, or risotto too.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:11 PM   #6
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Risotto, roasted red bliss, rosemary roasted potatoes, mashed. I don't like pairing things that have two totally different sauces, so I'd stay away from pasta.

I usually make some sort of potato and a green veggie like asparagus or broccolli to add some freshness.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:14 PM   #7
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Risotto, roasted red bliss, rosemary roasted potatoes, mashed. I don't like pairing things that have two totally different sauces, so I'd stay away from pasta.
I agree no pasta with sauce but a plain pasta or noodles as a bed for the chicken masala would be great.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:16 PM   #8
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I agree no pasta with sauce but a plain pasta or noodles as a bed for the chicken masala would be great.

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:25 PM   #9
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I think wild rice cooked with Mandarin oranges might go well.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:09 PM   #10
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Thanks, everybody! (Almost) everyone's suggestions sounded great.

I went with pasta - the rotelli, or rotini, or whatever the corkscrew one is. Just placed the chicken marsala over the naked pasta, Jeeks, so there was no mixing of sauces.

Lee

P.S. auntdot - I am one of your biggest fans, but wild rice cooked with Mandarin oranges???? eek.
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