What the heck is Vegemite, you might ask? Well, let me tell you what I know. Vegemite is a popular Australian delight. It is concentrated yeast extract and has a taste of... fermented brewers yeast. Well, its pretty potent. So why do they eat it? Fermented yeast has one of the highest naturally occurring vitamin B concentrations in foods.
Since I am not familiar with the taste of Vegemite, I thought that I had better try my luck with an already existing recipes with Vegemite, rather than create my own. Remember, the dish needed to be palatable... In my search to find recipes with Vegemite, I stumbled upon a recipe for Vegemite Frijole Dip, on the Vegemite homepage.
And let me say, it turned out wonderful!
Here is my take on the recipe:
Vegemite Frijole Dip1 teaspoon oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons Vegemite
1 can of red kidney beans, drained
1 can of chopped tomatoes, undrained
1. In a stir-fry pan, saute the onion, garlic and chilli powder for about 3 minutes or until the onion is tender.
2. Add Vegemite, beans and tomatoes and cook for a further 10-15 minutes or until liquid reduces and the mixture is thick.
You can serve this with chips or eat it with a spoon, its so tasty, and you will be set with your vitamin B, for quite some time!
I would love to take on more challenges! If you have an ingredient or recipe challenge, just shoot me an email! Also, if you have any comments on recipes you have tried, please let me know. I would love your feedback.