What says Paleo more than roasted bone marrow? It’s iron-rich, full of fat and conjures up images of successful hunts and meals well-enjoyed. Those are secondary though; what you will feel upon your first spoonful of marrow is the salty, creamy decadence and the sensation of the delectable juices rolling down your throat.
However, I don’t think that even a Paleolithic gourmet would be able to imagine the magic a little seasoning and the aroma of garlic would work on a simple marrow bone.
Roasted Bone Marrow
Total Time to Make: 35 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- 2 pounds beef marrow bones (cut into 1 inch, ask your butcher to cut them for you)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450 degree F.
- Place the bone marrow onto a cooking sheet.
- Spoon some garlic into each bone.
- Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
- Roast for 30 minutes.
No one really thinks too much about the stuff inside bones, but marrow is one of the busiest components of any living body. Every few months, it replenishes your oxygen-carrying red blood cells. It also generates lymphocytes, the white blood cells that build up your disease immunity. Marrow even contributes to the building of neurons— those are the cells that make up your nervous system and the grey thinking matter that’s letting you understand these words in the first place. You get all of those from one easy-to-make helping. On top of that, the spoonful of garlic seasoning baked into the marrow lends it antibacterial and cholesterol-regulating benefits
While marrow fat was probably a Paleolithic staple for the Stone Age man who had to weather long migrations over harsh terrain, you can relish it as a classic paleo delicacy. It’s not something to take for granted; true to the paleo lifestyle, marrow is about getting the most from your natural resources, and not letting even a chunk of bone go to waste. And who would want to waste it? Rest assured that, after a few impatient scrapings with the spoon, you’ll find yourself slurping the bone squeaky clean.