I feel so decadent even writing this! Bone marrow butter is a luxurious treat that is sure to elevate any dish. It’s made with just three ingredients, bone marrow, and butterand parsley.
Bone marrow is rich in fat and collagen, giving it an intense flavour that goes perfectly with the creamy texture of the butter. To make this indulgent condiment all you need to do is mix the three ingredients together until you get a smooth paste.
You can then spread it on toast or use it as a finishing touch for steak or other proteins. Add a pinch of sea salt to really bring out its incredible umami flavour!
Bone marrow butter also pairs well with roasted vegetables like carrots and mushrooms, adding another layer of flavour and creaminess. Try roasting some root
How to make bone marrow butter
- Salted butter
- Marrow bones
- Fresh parsley
Cube the butter into small pieces and place them in a medium-sized bowl.
Add the bone marrow to the butter followed by the fresh parsley.
Using an electric whisk, beat these ingredients together until they form a thick and creamy paste.
Refrigerate the bone marrow butter for at least an hour before using it.
Once the bone marrow butter is chilled, you can use it as a spread on toast or as a finishing touch for steak.
-If you want to add extra flavour, try adding a few drops of truffle oil or some chopped herbs like rosemary and thyme.
-Be sure to use the bone marrow butter within two days if stored in the fridge, otherwise it may not be safe to consume.
– If you prefer a softer consistency for your butter, add a little more softened butter before whisking.
-If you prefer not to use bone marrow, you can substitute pork fat or duck fat.
-If you don’t have any parsley on hand, fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme, as well as chopped garlic will work just as well.
– If you find the consistency too thick for your liking, add a tablespoon of warm water when making the butter to thin it out slightly. This will help make it easier to spread on toast or other foods. Enjoy!
Q: How can I store bone marrow butter?
A: You should store the bone marrow butter in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator. It will last up to 2 days when stored this way.
Q: Can I use bone marrow butter as a substitute for regular butter?
A: Yes, you can definitely use bone marrow butter as a substitute for regular butter. It has a unique umami flavour that pairs well with proteins and roasted vegetables. Additionally, it’s richer in fat than regular butter, making it perfect for adding extra creaminess to dishes such as mashed potatoes or creamy sauces.
Q: Is this the same as bone marrow compound butter?
A: No, bone marrow butter and bone marrow compound butter are two different recipes. Bone marrow butter is made with just three ingredients: bone marrow, butter, and parsley. Whereas bone marrow compound butter consists of a variety of herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme, garlic, sage and pepper that are combined with the butter. Both recipes are delicious and versatile, so feel free to experiment with them to find the perfect flavor for your dish.
Q: Can I use bone marrow butter for steak?
A: Yes, you can definitely use bone marrow butter as a finishing touch for steak and other proteins. The bone marrow adds an extra layer of richness and umami flavour which complements the steak perfectly. Just be sure to cook your steak to the desired doneness before adding the bone marrow butter – this will help to really bring out its incredible umami flavour.
Q: What is bone marrow butter?
A: Bone marrow butter is a luxurious condiment made with bone marrow, butter and fresh parsley. The bone marrow adds an incredible depth of flavour and creaminess to dishes while the parsley adds a lovely pop of colour. Bone marrow butter can be used as a spread on toast or as a finishing touch for steak and other proteins – it adds an extra layer of richness and umami flavour which complements the dish perfectly.
Q: How would I go about creating a bone marrow butter burger?
A: Creating a bone marrow butter burger is easy! Start by forming your patty with your favourite ground meat, or try using a plant-based alternative. Fry the patties in some olive oil until they are browned and cooked through. Once cooked, top each patty with a generous dollop of bone marrow butter and some lettuce and tomato. For an extra kick, add a slice of cheese and some pickles.
Q: Can I freeze bone marrow butter?
A: Yes, you can freeze bone marrow butter. To do this, place the butter in an airtight container or freezer bag and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to use, simply let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.
Q: Can I use duck fat instead of butter when making bone marrow butter?
A: Yes, you can definitely use duck fat instead of butter when making bone marrow butter. Duck fat has a high smoke point and adds a wonderful depth of flavour to dishes. Just be sure to use a 50/50 ratio of duck fat and bone marrow when making the butter, adding some chopped parsley for flavour.
Q: Are there any other ingredients I can use in bone marrow butter?
A: Yes, you can definitely add other ingredients to your bone marrow butter. Try mixing in herbs such as rosemary, thyme, garlic, sage and pepper for an extra punch of flavour. You can also add diced shallots, capers or even anchovies for a more intense umami flavour.
So there you have it – an overview of bone marrow butter and some tips for using it in your cooking. Enjoy experimenting with this delicious condiment!
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Bone Marrow Butter
- ½ cup Salted butter
- 4 Bone marrow
- 1 tbsp Fresh parsley
- Cube the butter into small pieces and place them in a medium-sized bowl.
- Add the bone marrow to the butter followed by the fresh parsley.
- Using an electric whisk, beat these ingredients together until they form a thick and creamy paste.
- Refrigerate the bone marrow butter for at least an hour before using it.
- Once the bone marrow butter is chilled, you can use it as a spread on toast or as a finishing touch for steak.