Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chicken Marsala & A Milestone



It was only couple of months back when I was a rookie in this blog world. After long hours of discussions and brain storming I and J decided to name our 'Blog Baby' - 'Food for thought' - Meaning something that tickles one's grey cells. Well it tickles our taste buds too .....
After long hours of selecting the layout, design etc I decided to make my first post. I was nervous like a small kid going to school for the first time. I wanted to start the blog with something sweet, so decided to post the recipe for 'Rasgulla'. Like a curious little kid I clicked on my blog every hour to check if I had any visitor. Not to forget I called my parents, in - laws and relatives ..... to make this very important announcement.


I was exhilarated the moment I saw my first follower and then the first comment. The excitement and happiness was nothing less than what I had felt when I got my first salary credited to my bank account.
Time flew and this space of mine became an open book ..... Something like a diary where I could pen down my memories, experience and thoughts without the fear of being judged.More than anything I was loving what I was doing ...... and this is what mattered to me at the end of the day.
If you are wondering why all this nostalgia. Well my friends ..... even to my own disbelief this happens to be the 100th post !!!
And if there is one person who has happily stood by me, encouraged me and has been a gleeful Guinea Pig to my 'food experiments' .....it's J.

I owe it all to my loving husband ........



I would love to say few lines from my favorite movie 'Julie and Julia' for him ....

'You are the butter to my bread and the breath to my life'

(No matter how much I irritate you and fight with you) I still love you :-)

He is the one who has been my friend, mentor and critic ....... So as a remembrance to this happy journey to my 100th post I would love to dedicate this post to J.

I also want to thank everybody who has constantly encouraged me through their loving comments.

Preparation Time - 30 minutes
Serves -2
Ingredients
Thin sliced chicken breasts - 3/4 pound
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Crushed Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Chopped Mushrooms (Baby Bella) - 2 cups
Marsala Wine - 1.5 cups
Olive oil for cooking
Method of Preparation
1 Wash the chicken breasts and pat them dry using a kitchen towel. Place them on a hard surface (chopping board) and pound them a little.
2 In a plate mix All purpose flour + Oregano + Pepper. Dust the chicken breasts on both sides on this flour mixture.
3 In a wide pan heat some olive oil. Take enough oil to coat the pan. Fry the chicken breasts on both sides for 2 minutes each. This gives a nice texture to the chicken pieces. Remove from heat and keep aside.
4 In the same pan, drizzle little more oil if needed. Add the chopped mushrooms to it. Do not crowd the mushrooms else they won't brown. Add one cup of marsala wine to it. Add the fried chicken pieces too. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium flame. Stir occasionally if required.
5 Add the remaining wine to it and cook for some more time till the chicken pieces get cooked.
Serving Tips
Serve warm with grilled asparagus/ mashed potatoes and red wine.
Notes
Marsala Wine by itself is salty, so add salt only if required.
Make sure you use thin sliced chicken breasts and do not forget to pound them.




26 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

You are such a sweetheart Satrupa, I was going to write to you, to question your silence?

Congrats and happy that i came across you...

Chicken marsala is a new preparation to me, but looks like a great option...

Love
Suji

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats lovely job
Lovely presentation

Anju Rathore said...

looks perfect, you know it well dear I have been waiting for this recipe from you.

Anju Rathore said...

n yes congratulations dear for your 100th post.definitely a big milestone like Julie from 'Julie and Julia'.

Priya (elaichii) said...

That's so sweet Satrupa! Congrats on your 100th post!

Satya said...

Hi Satrupa,

congrats on reaching this beautiful milestone ... u have perfectly shared ur feeling about getting the first comment and follower ... i too felt the same: ) blogging is so addictive but also wonderfull as it keeps us connected to whole new world of learning from others whom we have never met in person...u are one of those lovely friends i found though this blogging...i look forward to all ur posts and lovely creations... all the best dear ... love and hugs...

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Sushma Mallya said...

Congrats on your 100th post satrupa,wish to see many many more..chicken looks very yum...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Congrats on ur 100th post.... chicken looks so tasty

NIDHYA said...

Awww! thats so sweet..every blogger who reads your post will definitely think of their first baby steps into the blogging world. Congrats Satrupa. Way to go!

Aaha Oho

Yummy Team said...

Congrats on your 100th post, Satrupa..We really enjoy your write-up and recipes..

I have heard of chicken marsala before but never tasted it..It looks so very tempting! Thanks for sharing..

Paaka Shaale said...

Congrats on the milestone satrupa. I jsut loved the photographs in this post. Especially first one. The shadow of the bottle gives a very rustic look. Great post :)

An Open Book said...

congrats to u...chicken marsala is a fav of mine

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Congrats on the milestone! So well written about your journey through the blogging world...
Great post Again! Cheers to many more...

Suja Sugathan said...

Congrats on your 100 th post dear...that's so sweet..love reading your post..hugs.
Chicken masala looks super delicious

aipi said...

Congrats :) 100 is a long way..... all the best for the next 100 and beyond...!!
chicken marsala looks awesome!

US Masala

Priya said...

Congrats dear, keep rocking..Chicken marsala looks absolutely irresistible and yummy..

MiniBinoy said...

Congrats on your 100 th post Satrupa..your chicken marsala is making my mouth water like anything!!!Very yummy recipe

Soumya said...

Congrats dear... Chicken marsala looks delicious and lovely presentation.
Hey... You got an award http://traditional-indian-cooking.blogspot.com/p/awards.html

Purnima@a creative project said...

Congrats on the 100th post!! Yummy recipe and love your photographs as well!!

foodzone said...

Hey,

I love the way you write! I started following your blog very recently and eagerly wait for your posts. Congrats on your 100th post and the chicken marsala looks very delicious. Keep up the good work. Best wishes!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

congrats on the milestone Satrupa..this dish looks awesome with its combo.. superb photography too.. :) happy to follow you

Satrupa said...

Thank you everybody for the love support and encouragement throughout my blog journey .

Deepi's World said...

Congrats on your 100th post.Love the way you depicted your feelings...way to go gurl!!!

Yogesh said...

Many congratulation to you...Being a centurion is a great achievement and I'm sure you will achieve many more targets after this as well...n’Joy…

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Super recipe and pics ..Congrats on the 100th !!

Jincy said...

Thanks for the recipe. I was looking for this :)

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