Since Marmite is becoming a hot commodity these days, after a pricing row between Tesco and Unilever, the brand behind the nation's beloved yeast spread.
And if you love Marmite, it's time to get experimental with your last remaining jars.
Anyone bored of Marmite on toast (are you mad?) on crumpets or wherever you like spreading the brown sticky stuff, might fancy trying these alternatives recipes. You can even use Marmite to flavour your favourite BBQ dishes.
1. Marmite Bangers and Mash
Good quality pork sausages – 200g
Potatoes – 400g, peeled and quartered
Vegetable oil – ½ tablespoon
Onion – 1 (sliced)
Beef stock – 150ml (½ beef stock cube)
Marmite – 1 tsp
Cornflour – ½ teaspoon
Wholegrain or Dijon mustard – ½-1 teaspoon
Black pepper – to taste
Skimmed milk for mashing – a drop, to your liking
Butter/marg for mashing – 15g
1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain and keep warm.
2. Cook the sausages until golden brown and cooked through.
3. Meanwhile, heat the oil, add the onion and cook for about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft and beginning to turn golden brown. Add the stock and the Marmite and simmer for about 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half.
4. Mix the cornflour with a little water to make a smooth paste and stir into the onion mixture. Bring back to the boil and simmer gently for 1 minute.
5. Add the mustard to the drained potatoes and mash with the milk and butter.
6. Spoon half of the mash onto each serving plate and serve with the sausages and red onion gravy. Serve with a mix of vegetables.
2. Marmite Chicken Skewers
Marmite – 2tsps
Runny honey – 1tsp
Chicken breasts – 3 to 4
Red and green pepper – 1 of each (cut into chunks)
1. Make the marinade by combining the Marmite and honey
2. Chop up the chicken breasts into decent chunks and add into a bowl with the mixture
3. Cover well and leave in the fridge for an hour or so (the longer you leave it the better it tastes)
4. When the time is up, carefully push the chunks of chicken onto skewers in-between vegetables of your choice
5. Cook the skewers on a hot BBQ and cook well on both sides until the meat is thoroughly cooked. If you don’t have a BBQ you could always use a grill
Why not try a handful of sweet potato wedges, some brown rice and a side salad?
3. Cheesy Marmite Omelette
Eggs – 2
Grated cheddar cheese – 25g
Marmite – 1 squeeze (4g)
Black pepper – to season
Chopped tomatoes – 2 (optional)
1. Crack the eggs into a cup and beat with a fork. Season with some black pepper.
2. Grease a frying pan and heat until it’s ready to cook. Pour the eggs into the centre and spread the mixture to the edges.
3. Sprinkle the cheese onto the eggs while they cook and add the Marmite over the top.
4. After a couple of minutes (once the eggs have had a chance to cook) fold the omelette in half and squeeze the two sides together.
5. Serve with a mixed salad.
4. Marmite Mushrooms
Mushrooms – 250g (or as many as you like)
Butter/marg – 1 tbsp
Marmite – a squeeze
Black pepper – to taste
1. Clean the mushrooms by wiping with a paper towel.
2. Melt the butter in a frying pan and roughly chop the mushrooms into quarters.
3. Chuck the mushrooms into the pan and fry them until cooked. Add a little bit of black pepper if necessary.
4. Squeeze in a bit of Marmite and stir into the mushrooms over a low heat.
5. Serve on toast or crumpets (or on steak for those with a taste for meat!).
5. Marmite Spag Bol
Lean beef mince – 200g
Marmite – 4g (1 tsp)
Tomato pasta sauce – 250g (½ jar – or make your own)
Mushrooms – 150g (chopped)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Vegetable oil – 1 teaspoon
Spaghetti – 150g
Grated parmesan – to serve (20g)
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion.
2. Cook for a few minutes until they start to brown. Add the mince and mushrooms (and any other vegetables of your choice – pepper, garlic, carrot etc…) to the pan and mix together. Cook for 4-5 minutes (or until the meat is browned).
3. Pour in the pasta sauce and stir together adding the Marmite.
4. Cover the pan and let it simmer for a further 15-20 mins.
5. Meanwhile, boil a pan of water and cook the spaghetti (as per the instructions on the packet!). Once cooked drain the water and serve immediately.
6. Marmite Burgers
Onion – 1 chopped
Un-smoked bacon – 2 rashers chopped
Marmite – 2 tsp
Pork mince – 450g
Egg – 1 yolk
Rolls – 4
Salad – 60g
Light mayo – 40g
1. Fry the onion and bacon in a pan until golden brown
2. Put the fried onion and bacon in a bowl and add in the Marmite, pork mince and the egg yolk
3. With your hands, flatten the mixture into 4 round patties
4. Fry the burgers until cooked through (roughly 10-12 mins)
5. Serve in a roll with some salad and mayonnaise
Mmmm… pass us the jar!