To start I`ll admit this post may not be for everyone… but it should be, at least among the carnivores out there. Bone marrow, it`s rich, creamy, decadent, meaty goodness & high on the nutritional scale . I`m not sure why but for whatever reason this is usually reserved for a restaurant experience. Maybe people are a little intimidated but I have yet to go to a dinner party or get together at someone`s home where they`re on the menu. The truth of the matter is I`m not sure there`s an easier dish out there. All you need is about 20 minutes, a hot oven & little sea salt & freshly ground pepper for a totally delicious treat. At this point if you`ve not already guessed this simple man`s plan to better eating today are Gnawsome Roasted Marrow Bones. Really, if you`ve not had them before you need these in your life. Trade the traditional chips & dip at your next gathering for a platter full of bones & some crispy bread or raise the bar a little & make it a 1st course.
A quick note on the nutritional values of bone marrow. Bone marrow is a fatty, nutrient dense, energy rich superfood. It`s high in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids & lipids. It`s also known for improving brain function, maintaining healthy bones, supporting the immune system & reducing inflammation. Sounds good to me!
Here`s all you need for your Gnawsome Roasted Marrow Bones:
Marrow Bones- 1 lb per person
Freshly Ground Pepper
Bread- a good crusty loaf sliced & toasted
Arugula Salad (optional)
These bones are beef & more specifically from the femur or leg. Make it easy on yourself & have your butcher cut them. Either in rounds a couple of inches long or lengthwise which is my preferred way. All that luscious marrow is right there & easy to get at.
Some people advocate soaking the bones in cold salted water for 12-24 hours but I think it`s an unneeded step. Just preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil to make clean up a snap & lay your bones marrow side up.
Season well with sea salt & fresh pepper. Pop them into the oven for about 20 minutes.Go ahead & toast up a little good bread to spread the marrow.Gnawsome Roasted Marrow Bones ready to go!!These are so ridiculously good. Today I paired them with an easy arugula salad & lemon vinaigrette. I love the way the liteness & acidity of the salad contrasts with the richness of the marrow. This is completely optional but works so well together. Besides, now it`s a complete health food plate. Look mom, I`m eating my salad!! Just spoon some of that pure carnivorous bliss on your toast & enjoy your Gnawsome Roasted Marrow Bones!
I so know why they call this poor man`s Foie Gras but for me it`s so much better! (& I love some occasional Foie) Really, give this a try! I think you`ll be so happy you did!