The bone marrow has certainly undergone a fancy makeover, from its humble beginnings as a heartwarming local soup to a star-winning dish served on elegant plates. Think: Joseph Gordon Levitt’s transformation, from that lanky dude from 10 Things I Hate About You to Hollywood’s hottest new leading man.
Most posh restaurants have begun serving bone marrow as one of their must-try dishes, and it’s amazing how much damage this rack of artery-clogging goodness can cause not only to your heart, but also to your wallet!
Ladies and gents, snap out of the glam and shazam. As long as it is well-prepared, it will taste the same anywhere you go. All you need to do is to salt and flavor that log of cholesterol with some herbs before roasting it into melt-in-your mouth goodness. Slather it on some form of carb (mini soft tacos, crostini, bread), and then top with a generous spoon of salsa.
Though the dish seems simple with minimal components, roasting them fully develops the flavors, bringing them to the level of decadence that restaurants happily charge you for. Make this dish at home and save your money for the quadruple bypass you’ll probably need after eating this. It’s incredibly easy to make, and you will praise the kitchen gods for bestowing on you a recipe that sends you straight to the heavens, figuratively, of course.
Baked Bone Marrow with Apple Pear Confit
Total Time: 40 minutes / Yield: 2-3 servings
Ingredients for the Bone Marrow
- 2 pieces bone marrow, halved
- Olive oil
- Salt and fresh pepper
- Italian seasoning
- Crostini, for serving
Ingredients for the Apple Pear Confit
- 1/4 cup sliced and seeded apple
- 1/4 cup sliced and seeded pear
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
Procedure for Apple Pear Confit
- Caramelize sugar in a sauce pan.
- Add in water and dissolve sugar in water.
- Add in apple and pear and boil until syrupy and fruits are soft and caramelized (about 20 minutes).
Procedure for Bone Marrow
- Line a baking tray with foil. Arrange bone marrow.
- Generously salt the marrow, then sprinkle with pepper and Italian seasoning.
- Drizzle with oil.
- Broil in the oven for 7-9 minutes or until browned.
- Serve immediately with crostini and apple pear confit.