I have to admit, I never used to like it, or more accurately, the thought of eating bone marrow grossed me out… That was when I was still young and a bit silly…
Now – LOVE it!
I recently discovered a fab new butcher and got some really nice, large beef marrow bones from them. It’s so ridiculously cheap, it’s not even funny. I think we paid something like R30/kg.
It is also SUPER-nutritious! Prized by all animals and of course, our primal ancestors, this super-food is a very calorie-dense, fatty substance that is packed with vitamins and minerals and is like a brain-boosting-serum.
If that bit of info didn’t convince you, well, I guess the proof is in the pudding…
Creamy, sweet, salty and oh-so-delicate, it really IS an underrated delicacy.
Simply drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with course pink salt.
Roast for 30 minutes at 230C,until the marrow is soft and cooked.
Enjoy with a spoon, along with some creamy cauli mash and balsamic roasted tomatoes:
For the cauli mash:
1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets and steamed until tender
Salt & white pepper to taste
Splash of milk
Splash of cream
Blitz with a stick blender until creamy and smooth.
For the tomatoes:
Small, Roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, whole
3 large garlic cloves, peeled
Half an onion, cut into 4
Freshly ground pink salt
Place the tomatoes in a small roasting dish and stick the onions and whole garlic cloves in-between.
Drizzle with olive oil and a tiny splash of balsamic.
Grind salt over the top and grill for 30 minutes in the oven.
You will need to give it a stir halfway through, so everything roasts evenly.
So easy to make and it’s such a treat! Will definitely make it again very soon, especially on a special occasion.