Roasted Marrow Bones

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Roasted Beef Marrow Bones

No bones about it, this is a delicious dish.  This is a simple paleo recipe and it looks really interesting on your plate.  If you are making these for guests, you would want to have 2 or 3 bones per person.  This is extremely rich and I prefer just to eat it straight up, however, some people may want some crusty bread (I don’t eat bread) or I think some sweet potato chips would be nice.

Marrow bones in salt water


Look for bones about 3 inches long.  Optional, soak the bones in salt water for 12 hours.  The soaking removes blood from the bone, I’ve had them both ways and don’t have a preference.  The soaked bone’s marrow is maybe “prettier.”  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Place the the bones upright in a cast iron skillet and place in the heated oven.  After about 15 minutes check the bones every minute or so.  You want the marrow to be bulging at the top and maybe slightly leaking out the bottom.  You don’t want the marrow to get so hot it melts and runs out the bottom.


These bones are ready to eat, a delicious part of your paleo diet.  I like to run a butter knife all around the marrow and it will usually just slide out.  If eating the marrow doesn’t appeal to you  it could be great in soups or sauces.

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  • Oh I prefer having them on soups and stews. I felt like there’s something in the marrow that makes me want to look and feel dirty after each and every slurp.

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