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Garlic Roasted Bison Bone Marrow Crostini
Elevate your culinary escapades with a recipe that marries simplicity and decadence in every bite—Garlic Roasted Bison Bone Marrow Crostini. This dish is a celebration of rich flavors and luxurious textures, making it a perfect indulgence for any occasion. The combination of bison bone marrow, shallot-garlic infusion, and crisp baguette slices creates a symphony of tastes that will leave your taste buds dancing. Plus, it’s easy to make and nutrient dense. Beyond its exquisite flavor, bison bone marrow is a rich source of essential nutrients like healthy fats, collagen, and vitamins. The slow-roasting process not only enhances the taste but also preserves the nutritional qualities, making this dish a delightful addition to your well-balanced diet.
If it's your first time attempting to cook bison bone marrow, fear not! This recipe is designed to make this oft overlooked cut of cut as approachable as your usual go-to cuts. With easy-to-follow instructions and simple ingredients, you'll be surprised at how simple and rewarding working with bison bone marrow can be. The result? A culinary masterpiece that showcases your newfound expertise and leaves your guests impressed. So, roll up your sleeves, embrace the adventure, and let the delectable journey begin.
Recipe and photography by Anca Toderic of The Butter Table.
1-2 packs Bison Bone Marrow
1 small shallot, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Flat-Leaf Italian Parsley, finely chopped
¾ tsp sea salt
½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
½ baguette, thinly sliced on the diagonal
Olive oil, for brushing
Place the Bions Bone Marrow shafts in a large bowl and cover completely with cold water. Soak for at least 8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator to draw out impurities.
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Drain the bone marrow and pat dry with paper towels.
Place the bone marrow in a cast iron skillet or small sheet pan.
Roast for 15 minutes until the marrow is softened. Remove from the oven and top each with a tablespoon of the shallot-garlic mixture. Transfer back to the oven for another 5 minutes.
While the marrow roasts, make the crostini. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush lightly with olive oil. Toast in oven for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
To serve, scoop the roasted marrow and spread onto the toasted crostini. Top with any extra shallot-garlic mixture. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have some questions about this recipe, how to cook bison bone marrow, or even what it tastes like? Take a peek at these FAQS. If you still have questions, contact us and we’ll do our best to answer them!
1What does Bison Bone Marrow taste like?
Bison bone marrow has a rich, savory flavor with a subtle sweetness reminiscent of well-seasoned beef marrow but with a slightly earthier undertone. When cooked, it transforms into a luscious, buttery texture that melts in your mouth. The marrow's robust taste pairs well with herbs, garlic, and a touch of salt, enhancing its natural goodness. If it's your first time cooking it, embrace the slow-roasting method to ensure a decadent and flavorful experience, spreading the marrow on toasted bread or incorporating it into dishes for a unique and indulgent twist.
2Is Bison Bone Marrow nutritious?
Bison bone marrow is indeed nutritious, packing a punch of essential nutrients. It's a fantastic source of healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health. Additionally, marrow is rich in vitamins like A and K, which are crucial for immune function and bone health. The presence of collagen and other connective tissues in the marrow also supports joint health. Incorporating bison bone marrow into your diet not only offers a delightful culinary experience but also provides a nutrient boost for your overall well-being.
3What are the best ways to cook Bison Bone Marrow?
Cooking bison bone marrow doesn’t have to be intimidating — there are a few tried-and-true methods that will easily bring out its naturally rich flavor. One classic approach is roasting, such as the one used in this recipe. Split the marrow bones lengthwise, season with salt and herbs, then roast until the marrow turns velvety and golden. Another favorite is grilling; the flames add a smoky dimension to the already robust flavor. For a cozy twist, try slow-cooking the marrow in a broth or stew, letting it infuse its goodness into the entire dish. Regardless of the method, a touch of garlic, herbs, and a sprinkle of salt is all you really need to enhance the experience. Whether you're spreading it on crusty bread or incorporating it into your favorite recipes, bison bone marrow is versatile and sure to elevate your culinary escapades.
4What is the best way to serve Bison Bone Marrow?
The best way to serve bison bone marrow is to keep it simple yet elegant. After roasting or grilling, present the split marrow bones on a rustic board or individual plates. Provide a side of freshly toasted bread, seasoned with a hint of garlic to spread the luscious marrow on. Garnish with a sprinkle of sea salt and perhaps some finely chopped herbs for a burst of freshness. This straightforward presentation allows the rich flavor of the bison bone marrow to shine, creating a memorable and indulgent dining experience. Pair it with a light salad or pickled vegetables to balance the richness, and you'll have a dish that's both sophisticated and satisfying.
5How should I store leftover Bison Bone Marrow?
We doubt you will have any leftovers, but if you do, first allow any leftover bison bone marrow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Wrap the bones tightly in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container to prevent any odors from permeating. Store them in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. If you plan to keep them longer, consider freezing the marrow. Place the wrapped or containerized bones in the freezer, where they can maintain their quality for about 2-3 months. When reheating, it's best to gently warm the marrow to preserve its texture and flavor. Whether you're savoring it immediately or saving it for later, proper storage ensures that your bison bone marrow remains a delectable treat.
6How should I reheat the Bison Bone Marrow?
Reheating bison bone marrow requires a gentle touch to maintain its luxurious texture. If the marrow is frozen, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to reheat, preheat your oven to a low temperature, around 300°F (150°C). Place the marrow bones on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the marrow becomes soft and spreadable. Avoid high heat to prevent the marrow from melting into an oily consistency. Alternatively, you can use a toaster oven for a quicker reheat. Once warmed, serve immediately with your favorite accompaniments, be it toasted bread, crackers, or a light salad. This ensures that your bison bone marrow retains its delectable qualities and delivers a delightful dining experience.