Marrowbone roast, healthy gourmetism
Marrowbone roast could be the healthiest gourmet treat together with oysters, caviar and lamb liver pate. However, we always think of marrowbone as the food of ancient villagers, not quite a high-class dish. But when it comes to health benefits and flavour, rarely anything can match marrowbone roast. When prepared properly, all sensations are augmented. From texture, flavour, aroma to the well-fed feeling afterwards. We all know about the benefits of bone broth, but marrowbone roast brings everything to another level of pure enjoyment.
Bones are cheap or even free in some countries
In my country, all butchers give the bones for free if you are a regular customer. In some other European countries, you will pay some pocket money for them, but you’ll be 100% satisfied with the purchase. Naturally, you want a grass-fed beef or buffalo femur bone for this creation. You need a big bone so that you can enjoy more of the nutritional richness that marrow provides. In fact, the bigger the bone, the better the marrow! If you are lucky to get a grass-fed water buffalo bone, you might enjoy an even higher amount of minerals and flavour.
Advantages of eating bone marrow
Several studies explained that bone marrow, in particular the fat content of it, carries a hormone called adiponectin. This hormone helps in fat metabolism. If an individual consumes more adiponectin, they will have reduced chance of getting diabetes or cardiovascular illnesses. The same study discovered that overweight people are low in adiponectin but after losing body fat, the levels of this beneficial hormone go up. This is a great example of eating enough good fats for perfect hormonal balance. Furthermore, bone marrow is packed with collagen which promotes general health, skin condition, bone density, hair quality… It is also abundant in glucosamine which is crucial for healthful joints.
Decreases Danger of Inflammation-related Illnesses
Bone marrow could be the best source of Glycine and conjugated linoleic acid. Nothing works better for reducing inflammation! Chronic inflammation is connected to many serious conditions. To mention cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and even Alzheimer’s.
How to prepare bones for perfect marrowbone roast
First, you have to ask your butcher for the big beef or buffalo femur bones. The bigger bone will naturally have more marrow. Then ask him to cut it long side as in the photo. You can also make portions with standard bone cuts, but the long side cut will look better when serving.
A day before you plan to serve the marrowbone roast, place them in a deep pot with a lot of sea salt and ice-cold water. Now place this in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. The rest is described in the recipe bellow.
Don’t forget, a true KMD oriented person never has problems with patience!