This has evolved from a recipe on the side of a packet of Marmite stock cubes. I don’t think you can get Marmite stock cubes any more – it probably dawned on people that you could just use ordinary Marmite in cooking instead. It’s a basic vegetable stew, made with whatever we have to hand.
- Lots of root vegetables – potatoes, parsnips, turnips, carrots etc
- olive oil
- large onion
- tin of tomatoes
- tin of mixed beans – kidney beans, borlotti beans etc
- mushrooms, if you have them
- tomato puree
- slug of red wine
- teaspoon of Marmite
- dried mixed herbs
- bay leaf
- 2 handfulls of small pasta (such as ditali lisci no. 58)
- teaspoon of vegetable stock powder such as Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon.
Fry the onion and garlic in some olive oil. When well-cooked add the roughly chopped celery and root vegetables. Fry for a few minutes and add all the other ingredients, topping up with water as needed to cover the veg. Simmer on the stove or in the oven for an hour or so.