…this is NOT for your dog. Let’s start over. Bone marrow is a delicacy that is starting to grace more and more menus. A few months back I went to the Purple Pig in Chicago and had their ‘Roasted Bone Marrow with Herbs.’ Initially I did not notice the dish on the menu but noticed several tables ordering this item and oh-ing/ah-ing. I then realized, I had to try it, now here we are…
Bone marrow is no longer taboo to many. As society begins to embrace various eating lifestyles such as that of a caveman or woman we are starting to realize that they were onto something. In other words, bone marrow truly is good for us! Bone marrow is mostly composed of fat, a minimal amount of protein, and vitamins/minerals. Bone marrow is noted to contain vitamin-A, iron, and phosphorus. The content of bone marrow makes for a good addition to your diet since it may assist with strengthening bone, improving iron counts for those deficient or experiencing extreme menstrual cycles, and healing of wounds/assisting with skin integrity.
Roasted Bone Marrow served with Parsley & Caper Salad
- Bone marrow (3 – can be halved or whole)
- Parsley (chopped; 2 cups)
- Shallots (minced; about two sections)
- Lemon juice (from 1/2 large lemon)
- Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
- Capers (2 tablespoons – drained)
- Mary’s Herb Crackers (gluten-free)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pop in the bone marrow either whole or halved on a cooking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Portion and prepare each ingredient as listed.
- Toss into a mixing bowl the following: parsley, shallots, capers, olive oil, and lemon juice. Mix well.
- Add S&P to taste.
- Scoop out the marrow and place atop the salad to eat OR serve the salad with marrow on crackers. You cannot go wrong with either method.
- Then when you’re done… clean off the bones to make sure there is no salt or residue from the salad AND give to your canine!
- Now both you and the pup can be delirious together.
As the food connoisseur that you are it is important to remember balance. You can have your cake and eat it too – same applies for bone marrow. There are good sides and bad sides. For the most part, I will sing its praises because like anything else, consume wisely and do not overindulge.
xxx – Sarah