08:00 Tuesday 10 December 2013

Chef orders up a 'love it or leave it' Marmite curry

Written byROB SMYTH

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.

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