Roasted Marrow Bones w Zesty Parsley

Roasted Marrow Bones w Zesty Parsley

Got some carnivores coming round to dinner? Scare them with some roasted bone marrow on crusty bread topped with zesty parsley. Not many people eat bone marrow they think of it is ghastly, inedible and that gooey stuff in the bone. Bone marrow is actually packed full of good things and rich in vitamins and minerals.

With Roy home last week I cooked up a little afternoon snack, yup, roasted bone marrow. I thought it would go down nicely with beer. Turns out it does. It is the first time I have intentionally cooked up marrow bones to eat and not just turn into stock.

The easiest way to cook marrow bones is to roast them at a high temperature yet you need to keep an eye on them, you don’t want all the good stuff to leak out over your baking tray. I cooked ours for 23 minutes and I think it was a little long however our power oven is very hot compared to most mainstream electric ovens.

Once we polished off all the marrow from the bones I did turn them into beef stock which was then used to make pumpkin soup. I love to get the best mileage out of something, yes call me stingy but I like to think of it as being practical.

Have you ever eaten bone marrow?

Roasted Marrow Bones w Zesty Parsley Roasted Marrow Bones w Zesty Parsley

Roasted Marrow Bones w Zesty Parsley
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Makes a great snack or starter
Recipe type: meat
Serves: 4
  • Marrow Bones
  • 10 generous sprigs of thyme
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers, washed, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • crusty baguette
  1. Heat your oven to 230'c.
  2. Lay your marrow bones in a roasting dish if they are cut, face the cut side up.
  3. Place the thyme sprigs under the marrow bones and scatter a few of the leaves over the top.
  4. Place the tray in to the oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until slightly browned but the marrow hasn't started to fall out.
  5. ZESTY PARSLEY: Place the parsley, chopped capers and lemon juice in a bowl and stir generously season with a little pepper.
  6. To serve spoon out the marrow on to a lightly toasted baguette and top with a little of the parsley mixture.

Roasted Marrow Bones w Zesty Parsley

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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at

8 Responses

  1. I just bought bones from the butcher to make beef stock but I’ll use your recipe for bone marrow. Thanks! I studied Chinese medicine last year to help get rid of my son’s eczema and homemade stock is so important for health and unfortunately it’s missing from most people’s diet. Bone marrow even better. I’m sure hubby would love this bone marrow pate on bread:)

  2. Let’s be honest — what doesn’t go down nicely with beer? 😀 This looks great — I can’t remember the last time I had marrow bones. Not a dish one sees much these days, alas.

  3. I haven’t eaten bone marrow before but a girlfriend was informing me of her love for it just the other day.
    So I now have a great place to start when I decide to take the plunge. I’m thinking my Dad would love this recipe of yours Lizzie, he’s a carnivore through and through.
    Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays Party.
    Have a beautiful weekend 🙂

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