Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Marmite Spaghetti

... or, in my case, Vegemite Spaghetti. Because that's what I had. Also, Australian Vegemite is closer (in flavour, but not texture) to English Marmite than New Zealand Marmite is... Make sense? No? Good.

This is another Nigella recipe, and a absolute, bottom-of-the-barrel cupboard scratching recipe. Tasty though! Well worth making even when you do have sufficient ingredients to make something else.

do you think the pasta looks tastier from this angle...

The result is a salty, savoury pasta which is tasty when served under cheese. In much the same way that toast can be made tasty and savoury by being served beneath marmite (or vegemite) and cheese.

The sauce is simple enough to make... and if you want to feel as if you're eating a balanced meal - add some peas at the last second to the pasta water for a splash of green!

...or this angle?
I won't get into the vegemite vs marmite debate... you can suit yourself! Either will work just fine... :)

You'll need...

Spaghetti for 2, cooked according to the packet directions.

2Tbsp butter
1-2 tsp marmite/vegemite (to taste)
a Tbsp or so of starchy pasta water

grated cheese and cracked pepper to serve

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan... stir in the marmite until melted then whisk in the Tbsp of pasta water to make a thinish sauce.

Drain the pasta and return to the large pot you cooked it in. Pour over the sauce. Stir through and divide into serving bowls. Top with grated cheese and cracked black or white pepper to taste.

Nom to your heart's content...

1 comment:

  1. luv it unfortunately marmite isn't on the supermarket shelves at the moment grrrrr