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Old 18th November 2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Cuisine from Spain 17 - Marmitako

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This warming Basque fish stew receives its name from the saucepan that it is cooked in, a Marmita.
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Old 18th November 2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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I got all excited thinking there was a meal with Marmite in it. It still looks good though. Shame i'm on a diet!!
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Old 19th November 2006, 02:01 PM   #3
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I tried marmite and no offense but I hope the Marmitako tastes better (I'm sure it does)

Marmite is though, the only british food item I've tried which didn't sit well in me. I tried quite a few, thanks to a good army buddy of mine who actually hails from Wimbledon.


My favorite was his Shepherd's Pie.

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Old 19th November 2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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My favorite was his Sheppard's Pie.
Shepherd's pie I think - made from minced lamb/mutton and potato topping. We used to get this type of dish on a Monday, made with leftover meat from the Sunday roast. Very tasty and cheap!
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Old 20th November 2006, 05:43 PM   #5
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I got all excited thinking there was a meal with Marmite in it. It still looks good though. Shame i'm on a diet!!
This dish is actually quite low in calories!

Marmite, LOL
In Australia they call it Vegemite, they seem to be addicted to it! (no offense meant to the Aussies though, it just seems to be an acquired taste! )
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Old 20th November 2006, 05:53 PM   #6
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I wouldn't actually say that it is low on calories I would say it is the kind of dish that one would like to eat in a cold day!!!
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I wouldn't actually say that it is low on calories I would say it is the kind of dish that one would like to eat in a cold day!!!

Hola Marina,

I'm looking through the recipe you provided for Marmitako and it seems pretty low in fat. I know there are 4 tbsps (60 ml) of olive oil for a recipe that serves 4 persons, but all the other ingredients appear to be fat free. I guess the next most caloric ingredient are the potatoes, unless tuna is more calorie-dense than I'm accounting for. Is it the tuna that makes this dish not be a low-calorie dish?
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Old 21st November 2006, 04:51 PM   #8
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This dish is actually quite low in calories!

Marmite, LOL
In Australia they call it Vegemite, they seem to be addicted to it! (no offense meant to the Aussies though, it just seems to be an acquired taste! )
Not sure they are exactly the same stuff, but certainly similar. I shared a flat in Oslo with an aussie and guess what - I turned up with a jar of Marmite and he with one of Vegemite. One thing we never argued about!
I still have a jar in the cupboard for when nothing else will do!
Then there's Bovril, beef extract..........
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Old 21st November 2006, 05:18 PM   #9
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Not sure they are exactly the same stuff, but certainly similar. I shared a flat in Oslo with an aussie and guess what - I turned up with a jar of Marmite and he with one of Vegemite. One thing we never argued about!
I still have a jar in the cupboard for when nothing else will do!
Then there's Bovril, beef extract..........
LOLOLOL, what is it you guys like about Vegemite?
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Must be an acquired taste.
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Old 6th December 2006, 12:16 PM   #11
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LOLOLOL, what is it you guys like about Vegemite?
Reminds me of an old song...

I met a man who was from Brussels.
He was 6-foot-4 and full of muscles.
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegamite sandwich.

20 bonus points to whomever can identify it!
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Something like this...
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Reminds me of an old song...

I met a man who was from Brussels.
He was 6-foot-4 and full of muscles.
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegamite sandwich.

20 bonus points to whomever can identify it!
The song is Down Under, The group is Men at Work. Answer provided before I saw Ben's video, I promise.
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20 points to Ben and ValenciaSon each!
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Old 24th January 2007, 07:06 PM   #15
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Esta tarde hice un marmitako con algunas 'variaciones' mías: tuve que acabar con las sobras en mi congelador y sustituí el atún por dos filetes de aguja blanca. Además, añadí un poco de mostaza para dar algo más de sabor al plato (este tipo de pez sabe a pechuga de pollo y no es tan sabroso como el atún). ¡Fue delicioso! Era el plato idóneo para el frío invernal - ¡y muy ligerito! Además, estoy cumpliendo con mi buen propósito del nuevo año: tomar más tiempo para preparar mi propria comida durante la semana y no solamente en los fines de semana. :-) Me queda otra porción para el viernes, ¡yami!
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20 points to Ben and ValenciaSon each!
Off the album Business as Usual. Some great tracks (Down by the Sea). Probably only worth 10 points.
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Old 25th January 2007, 03:11 AM   #17
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This dish is actually quite low in calories!

Marmite, LOL
In Australia they call it Vegemite, they seem to be addicted to it! (no offense meant to the Aussies though, it just seems to be an acquired taste! )
Vegemite is similar to Marmite but is a different product. It was invented around about 1920 as a competitor for Marmite. In its first year or two of existence it was known (and this is absolutely true) as Pawill and came with an equally corny advertising slogan, "Ma might but Pawill". It initially failed and after a couple of years the manufacturers had a competition for a new name. Vegemite has reigned supreme in Australia ever since. I note that Aussies in the US are up in arms because it has just been made an illegal import there. I usually have it on toast but it makes a great soup or stock, or adds a nice piquancy to a gravy. If you don't like the taste it can also be used to do a lube job on heavy earthmoving equipment and I have also been told that you can melt it down and inject it-although apparently it makes your skin go green. That last bit may only be a furphy.

See ya round like a rissole, Felipe
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Old 25th January 2007, 11:03 AM   #18
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If you don't like the taste it can also be used to do a lube job on heavy earthmoving equipment
Ha! Maybe I can use some of our marmite to stop the kitchen door hinges squeaking!
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Old 25th January 2007, 12:13 PM   #19
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Ha! Maybe I can use some of our marmite to stop the kitchen door hinges squeaking!
Please do that door is driving me insane.

I've never tried vegemite but I love to. Maybe next time I'm in England I can buy jar.

By the way Edith, I'm very glad that you liked the dish... next edition of CFS will be Albondigas.
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If you don't like the taste it can also be used to do a lube job on heavy earthmoving equipment and I have also been told that you can melt it down and inject it-although apparently it makes your skin go green.
Sounds like one of those things you shouldn't try at home...

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That last bit may only be a furphy.
Does 'furphy' mean 'mistake' or something like that?
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