15 Ways to Eat Pantone’s Color of the Year (Wait. What?)
Both gorgeous and delicious, Pantone’s 2015 color of the year has a lot going for it. As much as we’d love a few new marsala-hued pieces hanging in our closet, enjoying a splash of the fortified wine in our next meal or dessert is certainly up there as well. These 15 savory and sweet recipes are a great way to celebrate the rich red vintage all year long.
1. Sausage and Marsala Pappardelle Pasta: Each tangle of thickly cut pasta is covered in an irresistibly creamy marsala wine sauce. For a vegetarian version that’s just as delicious, simply use sauteed mushrooms in place of sausage. (via Foodie Crush)
7. Zucchini Pasta With Creamy Mushroom Marsala (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free): With noodles made from zucchini, you can enjoy a big bowlful of this flavorful, naturally gluten-free baked “pasta” dish totally guilt-free. (via Lemons and Basil)
11. Orzo With Marsala Mushrooms, Spinach and Hazelnuts: This mascarpone- and marsala-laced pasta salad is hearty enough to serve as a main course, but works equally well as a side. Each forkful is accented by the pop of crispy, toasted hazelnuts. (via Orchard Street Kitchen)
13. Pork Chops With Corn Bacon and Marsala: A double dose of pork and carb action? Yes, please. Pro tip: You’ll want to have a loaf of bread on hand to soak up every last drop of the swoon-worthy sauce. (via Borrowed Salt)
Are you leaning toward celebrating marsala with your palate or a themed color palette? Let’s talk 2015 trends below.