Things just got a little crazy over here.
The obsession to cook and eat bone marrow has been a longstanding one. Ever since I read about Julia Child using bone marrow in her French cooking that just sounded oh-so amazing, I knew that I was destined to eat this crazy meat thing called bone marrow.
So I ventured into my favorite Asian market (the only place I have actually seen beef bones sold) and started on this crazy adventure.
Ok, I am going to be honest with you all right now. I was terrified to actually try this. Something about eating bone marrow was messing with my mind enough to make me hesitate before eating it. However I was pleasantly surprised. When combined with the roasted garlic and lemon, the bone marrow was pretty good.
Now I know some of you are thinking I am completely insane for even mentioning the possibility of eating this. All I can say is that it is totally worth trying. At least then you will have an awesome answer for when people ask you “what’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?”
Seriously, just try it. It’s easy, it’s pretty darn good in this preparation (yes, this is me admitting that I did not actually eat the bone marrow on its own), and it’s EASY.
Roasted Bone Marrow
8-10 pieces/cuts of beef bones, marrow in tact
1 head of garlic, top cut off
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 lemons, for squeezing
bread, for serving
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Cut off the top of a head of garlic, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and wrap in a foil packet. Put the garlic in the oven and roast for 40 minutes or so, until golden and caramelized.
After the garlic has been in the oven for 20 minutes, place your bone marrow in a heavy-bottomed skillet so they all stand upward, and roast them in the oven for 20 minutes, until the fat is soft and melty, but not completely melted. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t melt on you
Serve the bone marrow hot, with small spoons or forks, alongside the garlic for spreading, lemon for squeezing, and salt and chives for sprinkling.
*Recipe from Crepes of Wrath