Sunday, October 28, 2007

Chicken Marsala with Lemon Broccoli

Last night we had Chicken Marsala with Lemon Broccoli, the meal we were supposed to have on Thursday. SP decided to experiment with fresh pasta so we also had a little of that as well.

I don't know what went wrong but the marsala sauce was spicy, almost as if I'd added red pepper flakes to the sauce. At first we thought it might have been an excess of freshly ground black pepper, but now I'm thinking I might have done a little cross contamination - the broccoli calls for red pepper flakes and I was using the same wooden spoon to make the sauce as I was for stirring the broccoli. It's the only explanation I can come up with.

Regardless of what happened I really didn't like the taste. It was nowhere near as good as the last time I made it, which was really disappointing since I'd been looking forward to it all day.

I also think I've ODed on broccoli. I love the stuff, but lately I haven't been happy with it no matter how I prepare it.

SP's pasta was good - nice and light - but it had no flavor. He thinks he needed to add more salt. I topped mine with some of the marsala sauce and SP made a quick marinara for himself.
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  1. well, that's a shame. sorry it didn't pan out well. I clicked on your original post though and I do want to try this. chicken marsala (and chicken cacciatore) both pop up in my recipe email subscriptions from time to time and I have never tried either one.

    funny you're OD'ing on broccoli. I just made it fresh for the first time last night and we loved it. so I'm guessing I'll be eating it for a while yet. ;)

  2. Melissa - It's always a shame when something doesn't work out, especially when it was so good the last time you made it.

    Fresh broccoli is great! I'm sure you'll be enjoying it for awhile.

  3. Did y'all make the pasta yourselves? I love broccoli, and most vegetables for that matter. I really can't think of one I won't eat or absolutely hate...except for maybe poison ivy, provided that's eaten as a vegetable somewhere.

  4. longhair - Yup, SP made the pasta from scratch. We saw Lidia make fresh pasta over the weekend and he was inspired. :)

    We love vegetables, too, but we're getting sick of broccoli. That happens to us sometimes when we eat too much of the same thing.

  5. We saw Lidia make fresh pasta over the weekend and he was inspired. :)

    apparently so did adam:

    I think I need to buy a pasta machine. the thought kind of scares me though.

  6. Wow. You've really been improving your camera skills. I really like the second shot. :)

  7. Melissa - That's so funny! Great minds. :)

    Jessy - Thanks! I really want to get a new camera. Have you seen The Food Pornographer's site lately? Her new camera is amazing.


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