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”.
Beef bone marrow
Freshly ground black pepper
Chopped flat leaf parsley
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.