Not an ordinary sandwich – the secret ingredient is love!
Just kidding. The secret ingredient is Marmite.
That tarry brown paste/spread that falls into the ‘savoury’ category of food flavours, plus a new descriptor I learned: “umami“.
It is salty, and has a definite yeast taste (apparently it is made from by product of beer brewing). Aficionados advocate using it sparingly, rather than slathering it onto stuff peanut butter-style.
It is always described as an acquired taste, but here’s the thing: I bought some a few years ago to try (and mostly to frighten my coworkers with, as they didn’t have exotic tastes).
Then yesterday while scheming up some meal plans, out of the blue I thought: “Hey! You know what would be great with this? Marmite! “, ran out and bought some and now I’m liking it.
I figure if you like flavours like capers or anchovies, you might enjoy it – and if not, you’ll have bought yourself a lifetime supply of it for about four bucks 🙂
Also, apparently it is loaded with B-complex vitamins!