One of my favorite things to do when I travel to a new area is to spend time in the local markets. Pitiful isn't it? Only a foodie would understand. I love to wander through the grocery stores and look at the selections on the shelf. Some things are vaguely familiar, some totally bizarre.
While I was recently in London, I saw something on the shelf that looked like something I had never seen at the Piggley Wiggley. Marmite ...is it a jelly? a sauce? a spice? I'm still not real sure.
Marmite is a condiment~ I guess. It was enough to intrigue me, so I bought several jars. Bringing home a local condiment is better than a tee shirt isn't it? People seemed to either love it or hate it.
I did use it as a baste on chicken and it was rather interesting. Kind of a hops, yeast, toasted, salty flavor...really a nice compliment to a bland free range chicken breast.
4 chicken breasts
1/4 cup Marmite
1 onion, sliced
Coat each chicken breast generously with Marmite, pepper generously. Place in a baking dish with slices of onion. Cover and bake at
350° for 45-50 minutes.
I really was very good! The chicken stayed moist and the 'sauce' was good over rice. Bill and I pronounced it a winner!
Does anyone have any experience with Marmite? If so let me know~ I have several more jars to use!
Let me hear from my London friends!