Ah, the marrow bone. Unbelievably delicious and nutritious, there’s nothing I love more than getting my hands into some bone marrow-y goodness. (OK, so maybe its one of the many things I love).
Where does one obtain a marrow bone? Marrow bones can be purchased from your local butcher and farmers’ market. When talking to your local butcher or farmer about marrow bone availability, I would also ask about how and where the animal was raised. Consuming bones of sustainably raised animals, such as those that are pasture-raised and grass-fed are healthy for both our bodies and the food system.
How does one eat a marrow bone? After roasting, the inside marrow becomes a gelatinous, buttery treat. Literally buttery. Spoon out the center and eat as is or pair with a mixture of fresh parsley, shallots, lemon juice and capers.
Be prepared: this is an incredibly complicated recipe. Are you ready?
- 2-4 marrow bones
- course sea salt
- black pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- Sprinkle sea sat and black pepper on each end of the marrow bone
- Cover a baking sheet with foil and place marrow bones cut side up
- Roast marrow bones for about 20-25 minutes or until marrow has softened and separated from bone
Let me know if you ever tried bone marrow or plan to try it soon! What is your favorite way to serve marrow bones?