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To use Marmite instead of Tabasco?

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Flossyfloof Sun 17-Apr-16 11:40:33

I really want to try a recipe but it has Tabasco in it. I don't have any and have never tried it and don't like very hot spicy food so I'm not buying it, I do have some dried chilli flakes so I could pop a tiny amount of those in? Or Marmite?
I have some balsamic as well, I believe Tabasco is venigary so could put some of that in too.

gobbynorthernbird Sun 17-Apr-16 11:41:50


MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sun 17-Apr-16 11:42:08


WorraLiberty Sun 17-Apr-16 11:42:40

The chilli flakes would be a fairly good substitute.

I don't get why you're considering Marmite though? There's no similarity there at all.

MargotLovedTom Sun 17-Apr-16 11:43:11

Marmite is nothing like Tabasco! Just go with the chilli flakes.

Ifailed Sun 17-Apr-16 11:44:00

marmite ≠ tabasco.

gobbynorthernbird Sun 17-Apr-16 11:44:07

Tabasco isn't that hot, so if you can tolerate chilli flakes you'd be fine. Marmite and balsamic are so far removed from the flavour you'd be better off leaving it out completely. What's the recipe for?

ShatnersBassoon Sun 17-Apr-16 11:44:32

No! I love Marmite and Tabasco, but would never use one in place of the other.

NicknameUsed Sun 17-Apr-16 11:48:41

Tabasco is hot. Just go easy with it.
Marmite is nothing like Tabasco.
What is the recipe?

IcaMorgan Sun 17-Apr-16 11:52:18

My fiancé who is a chef says just the chilli flakes

Flossyfloof Sun 17-Apr-16 11:53:55

It's Potato, Leek and Feta patties.
I am not going to buy any Tabasco, I don't think I'll like it and I'll never use it again.
I haven't got any Feta either.I'm going to use onion instead of leeks
I originally misremembered the recipe and bought butternut squash instead of sweet potato.
In fact the resulting concoction won't be anything like the original recipe so I don't know why I am worried about 1-2 tsp Tabasco,

Wolpertinger Sun 17-Apr-16 11:54:01

No! Plus you only use a few drops of Tabasco - you make the dish how you like it.

Chilli flakes would be OK but prob hotter than the Tabasco.

Flossyfloof Sun 17-Apr-16 11:54:59

I suggested Marmite as an alternative as I assumed that Tabasco would be a fairly strong flavour.
Thanks all, Marmite it isn't!

Wolpertinger Sun 17-Apr-16 11:55:09

More importantly, what are you using instead of feta?

Flossyfloof Sun 17-Apr-16 11:56:23

Whereabouts are you, Morgan? Is he free to pop over to help out at all? Change of kitchen as good as a rest and all that?

Flossyfloof Sun 17-Apr-16 11:57:42

Tbh I might go t and buy the Feta. I have some fat reduced cheddar, some Stilton, plenty of Dairylea (Slimming World) and some Phillu light too.
I actually think I might as well go shopping tomorrow and make something completely different today!

IcaMorgan Sun 17-Apr-16 11:59:24

He's I'll at the moment flossy, been off sick since Thursday so don't think you want him cooking at the moment

Flossyfloof Sun 17-Apr-16 12:02:52

Oh never mind, then, just a thought! Thanks again,

AnUtterIdiot Sun 17-Apr-16 12:22:39

I think you'd be better off waiting until you shop and buying the right ingredients. If you don't like Tabasco then presumably you're not a big fan of chilli? I'd leave out the flakes if that is the case. If it's just Tabasco you don't like, I tend to use Encona hot pepper sauce as that's what I usually have in so maybe try that instead.

AnUtterIdiot Sun 17-Apr-16 12:23:33

PS just seen you don't like hot food. Try a little paprika or Cayenne for a milder kick.

Flossieflower01 Sun 17-Apr-16 12:24:11

Make something else that you do have the ingredients for?!

TheSpottedZebra Sun 17-Apr-16 12:28:34

Just do a potato, cheese and onion pie. It'll be nice. Make them patty shaped if it pleases you!

TheSpottedZebra Sun 17-Apr-16 12:30:31

A bit of mustard would be good in it?

Wolpertinger Sun 17-Apr-16 12:31:50

I think you'd better wait until you have the right ingredients. Butternut squash will prob not hold together as well as sweet potato - turns to more of a puree. The onion will also make them more likely to fall apart as the leek gets v soft and easy to combine which the onion won't. And the feta is there partly for flavour and partly because it doesn't melt - all your alternatively will melt out of the pattie and they will disintegrate.

acasualobserver Sun 17-Apr-16 13:20:30

Save the marmite for a bloody Mary.

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