Which Marsala Wine is considered PALEO???

Answered on September 20, 2013
Created September 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

There are so many Paleo recipes on the internet and in Paleo cookbooks that I have read for Chicken Marsala. This is my favorite meal to make. I top it over spaghetti squash. However every recipe just calls for Marsala wine. None of the recipes suggest a particular Marsala wine. I have looked in Whole foods and Trader Joe's to see if there is an organic Marsala wine and this does not exist from what I can see. The Marsala Wine I see in regular grocery stores has potassium sorbate (preservative) and potassium metabisulfite (preservative). Is there a Marsala wine without preservatives? What marsala wine should I use?

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on September 20, 2013
at 03:31 PM

Any wine-store purchased sherry, port, madeira, or marsala wine should suffice. "Grocery store wine" sometimes doesn't even contain alcohol and is for "flavorings". TJ's or WF should've had a good selection, but that varies from store to store.

While organic wine may or may not be available, once in the wine store, you can check all of the bottles of the types i mentioned above for added sorbates or sulfites. Many wines contain added sulfites, but *all wines* contain some sulfites, as it's a by product of yeast fermentation - just like the intoxicating alcohol is.

Summary: just use the best of sherry, port, madeira, or marsala wine you can afford for the task at hand. Bonus: you can drink it while cooking.

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