Marmite Pasta with Mushrooms
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First posted in Aug 2011, updated in May 2017.
Whenever I am short of fresh food and time, a very quick one-dish meal like a marmite pasta comes to my rescue.
On one particular day, I was lucky I still had some fresh mushrooms in the fridge, so I whipped up a plate of Marmite pasta with mushrooms. The flavours are so good in this pasta dish, we didn’t even notice that it’s meatless.
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Mushrooms and Marmite turned out to be such a great pairing, that I keep making this pasta dish again and again.
I especially love to use angel hair for “emergencies” because they are very thin pasta noodles which cooked in under 2 minutes, making this truly a fast and effortless pasta dish.
Prepare two types of favourite fresh mushrooms. Here, I am using button mushrooms and baby oyster mushrooms. Slice buttom mushrooms thinly. Separate baby oyster mushrooms to smaller bunches and trim the ends.
Cook pasta in boiling salted water.
While the pasta is cooking, make the Marmite pasta sauce. Melt butter in a pan. You can also use the microwave oven.
While the melted butter is still hot, add in marmite….
… and stir until the marmite is fully dissolved. Set this aside in a small bowl. Carefully clean out the pan with paper towels.
… then cook the mushrooms in butter, olive oil, dried herbs and garlic salt. Omg, these mushrooms are so delicious, they can be a side dish on its own.
When the angel hair is cooked, add them to the pan of cooked mushrooms together with marmite sauce, adding 1 or more tbsp pasta water to bind everything together.