Today’s Kona Cotton color of the day is Parsley.
Parsley is a very important herb that doesn’t get enough credit. I didn’t really give this herb much thought until I cooked a very special dish and found out what an important role this herb played.
Last year in the spring, I came across some Marsala wine for Passover. Being someone that keeps Kosher, I hadn’t seen this particular wine available in the 10 years prior. I decided to get some thinking I would make some dish or other. Going back nearly 20 years, I remembered this fabulous chicken marsala that I had eaten at a restaurant once. That restaurant is now long since gone, but I thought maybe I could try to replicate it. I had found a chef online that gave step by step instructions to make the chicken marsala – GREAT recipe by the way and SO much easier than I expected it to be. But at the end of the instruction, the chef said to put almost 2 tablespoons of parsley in the sauce. I thought he was daft. Because I mean…why? Just…why?! I had always used parsley as a plating decor thing or to add a little color to the food, blend it well with other Italian seasonings…. but virtually on it’s own in a marsala sauce?? No. It’s a bitter herb. BUT! That’s what this dish needed! The marsala wine is sweet on its own, even though a lot gets cooked out in the process. But the parsley just balanced out the sweet to utter perfection! Man! My mouth waters just thinking about this! I think I’m having me some Chicken Marsala this weekend!!
So let’s see if Parsley, uh…. the color…. can balance out another quilting palette!
And just like that there is a fabulous color palette waiting for you to try!
Let us know what’s on your cutting table today!