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Roasted Marrow Bones

Roasted Marrow Bones

A switch from my Philippine roots, I am here to share a recipe for an elegant and very decadent treat inspired from a classic French cuisine, Roasted Marrow Bones.

If you’re able to get some marrow bones to serve as an appetizer or make for dinner tonight, I would strongly recommend it. Not only is it delicious it is also good for you. 

 

Why is bone marrow good for you? 

Marrow bone is often misunderstood because at first thought it’s nothing but fat and bones. So yeah, people don’t bother with it! But wait! Don’t throw that bone away just yet.

First off, the bones can be used to make a nice hearty bone broth full of vitamins and minerals.

What I want to share with you in this recipe is the marrow which is the soft, gel-like substance inside the bone.

 

Close up of roasted marrow bone with shallot and parsley and fancy fork

 

Health benefits of the marrow bone…let me count the ways

  1. Marrow provides energy {yeah I can think of a million and one hundred million more reasons why we need energy}
  2. Marrow is rich in healthy fats! At least 70% unsaturated fat that is!
  3. It’s also rich in iron
  4. and Calcium
  5. and Phosphorus
  6. and Vitamin A
  7. and Vitamin B1
  8. and Vitamin E
  9. Marrow has trace amounts of minerals like Thiamin
  10. and Niacin
  11. Science has also shown that marrow contains substances that boost and maintain our body’s immune system. So, with all the stuff going on in the world today..if I were you, I’d be wanting to learn how to make this simple recipe.😉
  12. Bone marrow has health-promoting compounds that have been linked to decrease inflammation
  13. and better skin health {did anyone say anti-aging?}
  14. and improved joint function
  15. and ensures digestion of food
  16. improves overall gut health
  17. and lowers the risk of diabetes
  18. decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases
  19. and lowers the risk of obesity-associated cancer
  20. Bone marrow has been found to restore white blood cells

So have I convinced you yet? 

Where to buy marrow bones?

Marrow bones can easily be purchased from a local farmer, farmers market, and various health stores, including Whole Foods.

I’ve purchased bone marrow from Wallace Farms. They offer ship to door delivery or local pick-up.   

I love and trust Wallace Farms because their products are free from antibiotics, hormones, and chemicals. Their products are of highest-quality and when they say “grass-fed,” “pasture-raised,” and “fresh-air” that is the true core of who they are and what they offer. 

Take note that the price of bone marrow will vary depending upon the quality of meat you buy. Grass-fed bones from healthy animals are better for your overall health, but come at a premium price compared to grain-fed marrow bones. So shop around and read the label.

Why should you make roasted bone marrow?

Not only does the bone marrow offer many health benefits as mentioned above….

But making this very fancy and decadent appetizer is super easy! You will surely impress your friends next time you entertain and serve them this recipe!

And did I say it’s an OMG super easy to make?! And it pairs well with a glass of red wine. 🍷

 

Roasted Marrow Bones with Parsley Salad, Crusted Bread, Lemon Slices, with Coarse Salt, Garlic Bulb and Red Wine Glass

How to Prepare:

Super easy!

To summarize: You roast the marrow bones in the oven, sprinkle some coarse salt and serve with Parsley and Shallot Salad and a warm crusty bread, voila! You’re set! How easy is that?

OH. MY. GOODNESS!

The rich buttery flavor from the marrow is perfectly balanced by the acids from the fresh parsley and capers which is further enhanced by the lemon juice. Oh and the pop of the shallots and coarse sea salt, hmmmm hmmmmm good! You really must try this recipe!!!!

 

Ingredients for Parsley Salad 

Parsley, Capers, Garlic, Shallots, Olive Oil, Lemon, Coarse Salt, French Baguette or any crusty bread

 

Capers, Parsley, Lemon, Garlic ,Shallot, Olive Oil, Salt and French Baguette on a wooden cutting board

 

Parsley Salt with Shallots and Capers on a Black Bowl

How does roasted bone marrow taste?

It tastes heavenly! Roasted Marrow Bone is rich and very decadent. It’s sort of sweet and has a rich nutty flavor just like butter.

When paired with the Parsley and Shallot Salad recipe – OMG it’s just like a piece of heaven in your mouth!

I hope that I have enticed you to give these fine morsels a try.

 

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN

I’m curious, how many of you will step up to the challenge and prove to yourself that you too, can make this delicacy? I hope that the benefits alone will make you want to give this simple recipe a try! I’m going to say it again – it’s not only good but it’s also very good for you!

Keep me posted! And when you do make it please share and tag @JozMahal on Instagram and use #JozMahal.

👉👉👉Oh and by the way, guess who was featured in the Top 300 Food Blogs recently? 🙋🏻‍♀️❤️

❤️🥰Thank you for your support everyone! 🥰❤️

 

 

 

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Roasted Marrow Bones with Parsley Salad, Crusted Bread, Lemon Slices, with Coarse Salt, Garlic Bulb and Red Wine Glass

Roasted Marrow Bones

  • Author: Jocelyn Wilhelm
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: French

Description

A very decadent yet simple to make Roasted Marrow Bone appetizer served with Parsley Salad and Crusty Bread that is very delicious and healthy for you!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 5 center-cut beef marrow bones, (about 4 pounds total)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (affiliate link)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse sea salt to taste
  • 4 (or more) 1/2-inch-thick slices of crusty bread, toasted

Instructions

FOR THE MARROW:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Put bones hollow side up on Le Creuset skillet or foil-lined deep baking dish. 
  2. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cook until marrow is softened. Stop before marrow begins to liquify.
  3. Remove from heat.

FOR THE PARSLEY SALAD:

  1. Coarsely chop fresh parsley and mince shallots.
  2. In a small bowl, combine parsley, shallots and capers.
  3. Whisk together olive oil and lemon juice. Drizzle over parsley salad.

FOR THE BREAD:

  1. Cut 1/2″ thick diagonally
  2. Brush slices with melted butter
  3. Bake as directed on packaging

TO SERVE:

  1. With a knife or small fork, scoop out the marrow from the bone
  2. Spread on toasted crusty bread
  3. Top with parsley salad and sprinkle some coarse salt


Notes

  • The equipment section above contains affiliate links to products I LOVE and personally use.
  • You can make the parsley salad mixture ahead of time but hold off on drizzling the lemon and olive juice to prevent from getting wilted.

Keywords: Roasted marrow bones, bone marrow

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