Bone Marrow Butter: A Steak Lover’s Dream Come True

Bone Marrow Butter: A Steak Lover’s Dream Come True

Jun 02, 2024That Fat Cow

Bone Marrow Butter: A Steak Lover’s Dream Come True

Are you ready to elevate your steak game to the next level? If your idea of a perfect evening involves the glorious aromas of sizzling steak filling your kitchen, then you’ll want to pay close attention. We’re going to walk you through the surprisingly simple process of making bone marrow butter, a delightful compound butter that promises to transform even the humblest cuts of beef into a gastronomic masterpiece.

Whether it’s a titanic dry aged tomahawk or a delectable Brazilian sirloin steak you’re serving, bone marrow butter is about to become your secret weapon in the quest for the ultimate steak experience. And before you fret over the intricacy of this culinary delight, let us assure you, this recipe is as approachable as it is mouth-watering.

What You’ll Need

Before we roll up our sleeves and get our hands deliciously greasy, make sure you’ve got the following:

  • Bone Marrow: Our free range gras fed bone marrow boats are perfect for the job. You'll need about 4-5 bones to start with.
  • Butter: About 250g (1 cup) of high-quality unsalted butter should do the trick. Make sure it's softened.
  • Herbs and Flavourings: Thyme, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper are our go-to's, but feel free to get creative here.
  • Patience: The magic of this recipe lies in its simplicity, but a little patience goes a long way!

Step-by-Step Guide to Bone Marrow Butter Bliss

1. Roasting the Marrow Bones

Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Place the marrow bones, wider-side down, on a baking sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup (you’ll thank us later). Roast them for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the marrow is soft, bubbly, and slightly pulling away from the bone. Oh, and prepare yourself for the aroma; it’s like a warm hug for your nostrils.

2. Extracting the Marrow

Allow the bones to cool just enough so they don’t burn your fingertips. Using a small spoon or knife, scoop out the marrow and place it in a mixing bowl. If you feel like a chef at this point, you’re doing it right.

3. Making the Compound Butter

Add the softened butter to the bowl with the marrow. Here’s where the garlic, chopped herbs, salt, and pepper come into play. Mix everything together with a fork or an electric mixer if you’re not in the mood for a mini workout. Continue until the compound butter is smooth and the ingredients are well incorporated.

4. Setting Your Creation

On a piece of parchment paper or cling film, spoon out your bone marrow butter mixture. Form it into a log by rolling it up in the paper (cling film), twisting the ends to secure it. Pop this into the fridge until it’s firm. Alternatively, if patience isn’t your virtue, a quick chill in the freezer can work too – just don’t forget about it!

5. Serving It Up

Once your bone marrow butter is set, cut it into slices and place atop a freshly grilled or seared steak. Watch as it melts, creating a glossy, flavour-packed topping that will have your taste buds dancing.

And there you have it! A bone marrow butter recipe that’s guaranteed to impress both at fancy dinner parties and casual Wednesday night dinners. Simple, right? But oh-so-sophisticated. Who knew such a culinary wonder could be this effortless?

Remember, cooking is all about making it your own, so don’t hesitate to throw in your favourite herbs or spices into the mix. Experimenting is half the fun, after all.

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