Roasted Bone Marrow

I think a lot of health buffs out there would be shouting at this very moment, I know a lot of people would say this is way too fatty food why do I make something like this. Well please listen to me first before judging as there are a lot of nutritional benefits on this humble beef bone.

Do you know bone marrow is a very nutritious food and it was even regarded as a health food during the Victorian era? It was also said that Queen Victoria who lived until the age of 81 was a roasted bone marrow addict and ate this every day. I think most people do associate this as being unhealthy because the mere sight it already shouts fat! Well that’s true but most of the fat (around 70%) in that marrow is unsaturated which helps reduce the cholesterol levels, lowers the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It also have a high iron and protein content, in saying that you also need to take into consideration that it has a high calorie content which means a 50g serving of this contains roughly around 500 calories so consider a rigorous exercise if you want to enjoy its benefits anyways anything in excess amount will be bad for you.

Having said all of that once in a while this won’t hurt even without a strenuous exercise, anyways if you haven’t tried this at all I suggest you do the best description I heard so far for this simple recipe is by Anthony Bourdain who calls it “God’s Butter”.

Roasted Bone Marrow
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  • Beef bone marrow
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Toasted Bread
  1. Leave marrow on a covered container in room temperature before cooking.
  2. Place bone marrow upright in a foil lined baking tray then roast at 230C for 15 to 20 minutes or until marrow is soft.
  3. Place in a plate with a small teaspoon that can go inside the bone. Season with salt, pepper and garnish with chopped flat leaf parsley.
  4. Spread on toasted bread like a butter.


Roasted Bone Marrow


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  1. Darya says:

    I eat bone marrow once or twice a year, and I absolutely adore it! Creamy and delicious. I have never made it myself though, but your recipe is so simple, I might just have to try sometime!

  2. This is the second bone marrow post I have seen in as many weeks and I want some SO badly! Looks delicious!

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  4. Kristy says:

    I had this recently at a restaurant and LOVED it! It was absolutely delicious – especially over the toast. Happy to hear it’s not all that bad. 😉

  5. Having some again on Thursday 🙂

  6. preety pricey for me, i guess 30 minutes in treadmill wont pait it all,
    this is my junvenile booster dish!

  7. Michelle says:

    Divine! I love it with a parsley salad.

  8. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    OMG my husband can easily finish this by himself! YUM!!

  9. Bone marrow is one of the good things in life along with duck fat and pork crackling!

  10. I always thought that bone marrow can’t be good for you (but tastes delicious) – never thought it could actually be “healthy” ! Where do you get your bone marrow from – your butcher ? I have never tried it at home because I would have no clue where to get it in Singapore.

  11. nancy says:

    I remember eating this as a child, a delicious treat with garlic friend rice and a little patis, so delicious…

  12. matthewp1711 says:

    I cook this recipe every few months but sprinkle some truffle salt over it or a few drops of truffle oil. Love your site keep up the good work

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