Roasted Bone Marrow like the name says is a bone marrow of beef roasted and seasoned with salt and pepper, it is usually consumed with bread toast and use it like butter.
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”.
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!
This is the second bone marrow post I have seen in as many weeks and I want some SO badly! Looks delicious!
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. 😉
Having some again on Thursday 🙂
preety pricey for me, i guess 30 minutes in treadmill wont pait it all,
this is my junvenile booster dish!
Divine! I love it with a parsley salad.
OMG my husband can easily finish this by himself! YUM!!
Bone marrow is one of the good things in life along with duck fat and pork crackling!
Couldn’t agree with you more !!
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.
Yes from my butcher and its cheap here like $1 a bag which containd roughly around 4 bones
I remember eating this as a child, a delicious treat with garlic friend rice and a little patis, so delicious…
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