Make mine marrow (BONE marrow, that is)

Bone Marrow Plating

Marrow bones with a bit of Fergus Henderson’s parsley salad. If you can, ask your butcher to saw the bones on the horizontal instead of across. The marrow is easier to get at and it will make a nicer presentation.

My market had a special on marrow bones so I had to bring home a batch. They couldn’t be simpler to prepare and enjoy. Stand them up in a pan so the insides don’t leach out, then cook in a 450 degree oven for 25 minutes. Serve with some good toasted bread and Fergus Henderson’s parsley salad to cut the unctuousness of the marrow:

Marrow Bones Raw

Marrow bones on their way into the oven

½ c Italian parsley, finely chopped
½ shallot, in thin slices
1 T capers
1 T olive oil
2 t lemon juice
Kosher salt to taste

Marrow bones cooked

25 minutes later, they’re done.

Allow 1 or more 4-6 inch marrow bone per person as an appetizer. Use a small knife (or a grapefruit spoon) to dig out the marrow, and don’t forget the stuff in the bottom of the roasting pan. When you’re done, you can use the roasted bones to make trendy bone broth, aka beef stock.

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