Star TV chef Nigella Lawson has a knack for creating recipes that make her millions of fans go wild with excitement, from her chocolate chip cookie dough pots to her emergency brownies — because sometimes there is a brownie emergency.
But there's one recipe that Lawson recently shared that made her Twitter followers lose their marbles: Marmite spaghetti.
Marmite is a yeast extract that's used in the U.K. as a sandwich spread. It's also known as a top-notch pregnancy craving among the Brits. It has a dark, molasses-like color and the label touts it as being a good source of B vitamins.
Marmite is one of those love or hate items, like mayonnaise-flavored ice cream. Those who love it, really love it — there's even been a World Record earned for most Marmite eaten in a minute.
On Oct. 15, Lawson tweeted an image of her Marmite spaghetti recipe from her website. She noted that she was inspired to create the recipe by the Italian food writer Anna Del Conte, who had written about her enjoyment of the combination of pasta, butter, Marmite and Parmesan in her memoir "Risotto with Nettles."
"I know the combination of pasta and Marmite sounds odd to the point of unfeasibility, but wait a moment, there is a traditional day-after-the-roast pasta dish, in which spaghetti is tossed in stock, and I have eaten shortcut versions of this in Italy ... [which were made with] a crumbled stock cube," Lawson wrote. "Marmite offers saltiness and savouriness the way a stock cube might. I'm glad this recipe is here, and I thank Anna for it."
But many of Lawson's Twitter followers were not glad it's here.
Many likened her Marmite pasta idea to pineapple-topped pizza.
Some expressed their humble opinion simply ... with the barfing emoji.
Other tweeters, however, tried Lawson's Marmite spaghetti recipe and loved it ...
or were into the idea of it and gathered the ingredients to make the dish.
It seems that the only way to settle the debate may be to it try out. One Marmite Spaghetti, please!
Related video: How to make Nigella Lawson’s easy one-pan chicken and peas
- Isaac Toups' fried chicken slidersNew Orleans chef Isaac Toups stops by the TODAY kitchen to share some great Mardi Gras recipes. See how to make his delicious crispy chicken sliders and sweet collard greens.TODAY
- How to Make Skillet Chicken with Roasted PotatoesHow to Make Skillet Chicken with Roasted PotatoesMy Recipes
- How to Make a Strawberry Shortcake ShakeWhen topped with pound cake and strawberries and drizzled with luscious strawberry syrup, this gorgeous milkshake might just be better than the real thing.My Recipes
How to make Nigella Lawson’s easy one-pan chicken and peasTODAY4:26
Isaac Toups' fried chicken slidersTODAY3:42
How to Make Skillet Chicken with Roasted PotatoesMy Recipes0:47
How to Make a Strawberry Shortcake ShakeMy Recipes0:27
Get your coffee fix in candy form with 'world's first' caffeinated gummy bearsBuzz600:57
Everything You Should Know About Sumo OrangesBetter Homes and Gardens1:03
How to grill fishMy Recipes1:07
Learn How to Make a Delicious Chicken Caesar Salad with Brussels SproutsTODAY2:54
How to make everything pad Thai by RachaelRachael Ray Show5:08
How Jelly Beans Are MadeRefinery295:36
Disney's Magic Kingdom offers a plant-based dining guideFood & Wine1:17
How to make cheddar ranch skillet cornbreadRachael Ray Show2:40
Chefs Share What the Southern Renaissance Means to ThemSaveur5:15
6 underrated cuts of meat to cook this summerFood & Wine1:21
The 5 most common home barbecue mistakes, according to a legendary pit masterFood & Wine1:24
This instant ramen hack is completely geniusDelish1:05