THEY have made crisps with it, they have made chocolate with it and now the world’s most divisive spread is being fused with Indian cuisine to make a ‘love it or leave it’ curry.
In a move that will split food lovers down the middle, London restaurant Cinnamon Soho has created a chilli and peanut crusted chicken breast with a Marmite korma sauce served with Marmite naan bread.
If that is not enough to wet the appetite of lovers of the Burton-made spread, diners can start with stir fried shrimp with a Marmite and pepper sauce and then feast on a seared fillet of sea bream topped with Marmite with Marmite coconut sauce for mains.
Dessert is a traditional chocolate and cardomom mousse - with a Marmite twist.
The unusual offerings may invoke sour faces for some but chef Vivek Singh is convinced diners will clean their plates.
He said: “I’m always searching for ways to create innovative, exciting dishes that combine Indian flavours with unusual ingredients.
“Marmite complements Indian spices extremely well and makes for a great addition to the base flavours we use in most of our dishes.
“The partnership with one of Britain’s most iconic brands is set to divide the nation, creating a new way to enjoy the unique taste of the much-debated spread and moving it into the restaurant world for the first time.”
Joanne O’Riada, Marmite spokesman, said: “This menu is a fusion of two of Britian’s best loved foods.
“There’s no where better that this could have happened than with one of the UK’s most loved chef’s - it’s second to naan.”
For those brave enough to try the adventurous cuisine, the three-course menu is available now for £35 per person.
More information is available online at www.cinnamonsoho.com/
Recently, the Mail revealed that a milk chocolate Marmite bar had gone on sale.
The spread is manufactured at the Unilever site in Wellington Road.