What to do with beef marrow

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I'm new to the site and really enjoy all I've learned in the last hour. My question is about beef marrow. I found some beef leg bones with marrow for sale and bought the pack (2) not knowing what to do with them. I read a recipe that called for soaking them in ice water for 1/2 hour, then either poaching them or roasting them. I poached them for about 45 mins, then pushed out the marrow.
Now I'm looking for the best way to use it. It looks like curds. Not sure if this is how if should look..

Any advice? Thanks..
 
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Hi Finnola - Welcome to the forum.

As you have already poached them, I would add them to a beef gravy,  or a tomato sauce to thicken it up.; give it a whizz with a stick mixer or in a blender or if you don't have them, give it a good bash with a potato masher or a working over with a whisk. IYou could also press it thru a wire sieve, just scrape it thru with a spoon until you reckon you have got as much "smooth stuff" as you will get..

Or if they have really disintegrated into the water - use it as as a beef stock. Sieve it first.

Re doing them again- Just roast and enjoy - just as they are. The marrow will pop out of the end of the bone, you will need a skewer or thin knife to get all that deliciousness out - be careful, as it is soft and your pointy instrument will go thru it fast.  Maybe put on some toast, smear it on, S&P - yum,

Or, another use is to put into a soup to help thicken it and give it lots of beefy flavour, I love the marrow bones.   They work really well in a beef stock which you may make, if its not straight away, just freeze some and they'll be fine come stock making time.  Just defrost and use as usual.

DC
 
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oh man my favorite bone marrow. i love when we make stock at work cause that means bone marrow!!! like previous poster stated eat like it is with some bread and a lil salt and pepper. i have heard of bone marrow compund butter and someone at work was putting it in pasta. but in my opinion bread and seasoning is the best. in some countries its considered a delicasy, so enjoy it
 
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Finnola, marrow bones actually are bad for you. Best bet is to package them in a cooler and send them to me for proper disposal. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

Seriously, roasting really is best. In fact, if you have a butcher where you get the bones, ask him to split them lengthwise. Roast the bones and eat the marrow with a spoon. They used to make special spoons just for that purpose.
 
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Bone marrow makes excellent soup!  You just bring it to a boil and then add some spices, lemon grass, salt, tomatoes or a few potatoes.  The broth is very delicious and should be consumed hot! 
 
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Finnola, marrow bones actually are bad for you. Best bet is to package them in a cooler and send them to me for proper disposal. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

Seriously, roasting really is best. In fact, if you have a butcher where you get the bones, ask him to split them lengthwise. Roast the bones and eat the marrow with a spoon. They used to make special spoons just for that purpose.

 
wait a minute send it to me first for an inspection....hehehehe
 
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Tell ya what, Skatz. If you're willing to drive the 80 miles, I'll meet you in Lexington and we can share. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif
 
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Thanks everyone! Great ideas. I'm trying the toast first, then stock, then soup. Can't wait to taste it!
 
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From fresh - go the roasting.  once it's ready it pops out of the end of the marrow bone - yum!

A chop stick will help you get it out if you dont have a special marrow spoon - push it through and slurp away /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif

My favourite lamb chops are the chump chops with the little ring of bone in the middle.  Once you've demolished the meat, pick up the bone and suck that little thing of deliciousness down.  Not meaning to sound rude but it tastes so good.  My husband and kids don't like them - so guess who has a feast at the end of the meal?    I'll give them two chops and take only one myself, so that I am still really hungry for the marrow.
 
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