Marmite – love it or hate it. I love it and am currently obsessed with it.
So, what is Marmite? It is a savory spread made from yeast. “Marmite is not only renowned for its errr, distinctive flavour, but it’s also a good source of B vitamins, completely vegetarian, is a low fat food and is very low in sugar. ” It is also rich in riboflavin (helps with growing babies’ development), niacin (helps your body’s cells to function properly) and folic acid (plays a vital role in the development of unborn babies and may help your blood and heart). All in all, it is good for you. Finally – something that I love and is good for me.
The most common way to eat it is use it as a spread on toast or sandwiches with some butter and/ or cheese. I personally have not tried it as I usually add it to rice porridge. Simply mix a huge tablespoon of Marmite into a bowl of piping hot rice porridge, then drizzle some light soy sauce and sesame oil, followed by some toasted sesame seeds, chili oil flakes and spring onions…aaaaaand some white pepper powder…Y.U.M. You can also add it to soups and stews, which adds ample flavour and depth.
- 1 handful Dried scallops – rinsed
- A few dried mushrooms – rinsed
- 1/2 Knorr chicken stock cube
- 2-3 cups Water (or more)
- 1 tbs Marmite (more or less to taste)
- 1 handful goji berries
- 260 g baby spinach
- White pepper powder
- Place dried scallops, mushrooms, chicken stock cube, and water in a pot and bring to boil. Lower heat to simmer until scallops and mushrooms are softened. Top up with more water if needed. I usually add more water to make it into a soup.
- Stir in marmite to taste.
- Add goji berries and spinach. Leave to cook until spinach is wilted.
- Season to taste.
Other Marmite recipes:
and more recipes coming soon!