Bone Marrow Boats with Sourdough Toast and Red Onion Salad

Bone Marrow Boats with Sourdough Toast and Red Onion Salad

Jan 15, 2024Meriam Putros

Elevate your dining experience with this delectable Bone Marrow Boat served alongside crispy Sourdough Toast and a refreshing Onion-Parsley Salad. Let's dive into the recipe:


  • 4 large beef marrow bones
  • 1 loaf of sourdough bread, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Bone Marrow:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • Place the marrow bones on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
    • Roast the bones for 20-25 minutes or until the marrow is soft and caramelised.
  2. Make the Sourdough Toast:
    • While the bones are roasting, toast the sourdough slices until golden brown.
    • Brush the toasts with a bit of olive oil for extra flavour.
  3. Prepare the Onion-Parsley Salad:
    • In a bowl, combine thinly sliced red onion and finely chopped fresh parsley.
    • In a separate small bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
    • Toss the dressing with the onion and parsley mixture until well coated. Set aside.
  4. Assemble the Bone Marrow Boat:
    • Once the marrow bones are ready, carefully scoop the soft marrow onto serving plates or into small boats for an elegant presentation.
  5. Serve with Sourdough Toast and Onion-Parsley Salad:
    • Arrange the crispy sourdough toasts alongside the bone marrow.
    • Garnish the plate with the zesty Onion-Parsley Salad.
  6. Enjoy!
    • Dive into the rich, buttery marrow spread on the toasts and balance the richness with the bright flavours of the Onion-Parsley Salad.

Pro Tip: Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over the bone marrow just before serving for an extra burst of acidity.

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