Some people turn up their nose when I mention eating bone marrow! Then, they begin to describe it as an awful, rubbery, discolored substance, they cannot imagine the thoughts of consuming. Well, with that kind of description, I can't imagine eating it myself! But, that description is typical of grain fed beef marrow, which can be significantly different from the marrow in bones from pasture fed beef.
Marrow from pasture fed beef is really quite different...
Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture, with a delicious, and satisfying flavor that just can't be compared to any thing else. One of those surprisingly delicious super foods, for sure! Wondering what it can do for you? After all, your food should work for you, shouldn't it?
Immune booster, bursting with collagen and other vital nutrients...
What makes this food so special, is that bones are simple to obtain and have such wonderful healing properties. The prepared broth or marrow have benefits ranging from healing leaky gut, to preventing bone loss and promoting healthy hair, teeth and nails. These nutrients also reduce inflammation and that's just the tip of the ice berg. More information on the nutritional benefits of bones from pasture fed animals can be found here: articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/09/21/hilary-boynton-mary-brackett-gaps-cookbook-interview.aspx
So, next time you make bone broth, don't forget to scoop the marrow out of the bones and stir in that buttery goodness! And yes! You can use Osso Bucco sliced shank for bone broth, too.
Now let's make an amazing treat!
OSSO BUCCO SHANK STYLE STEAKS
There are a number of ways to incorporate bone marrow in your diet. One excellent option is Osso Bucco Shank Style Steaks~ It is one amazing dish. A slow cooked treat of shank bone, with marrow, surrounded by tender, succulent beef. There are many good recipes for this cut, including bone broth, but I want to share this one with you, first. Try it, and let us know what you think or how you prepare it.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Over medium heat, pan sear both sides of steaks, seasoned with salt and pepper. (Pasture fed steaks perform better when seared over medium heat, as opposed to high heat, then cooked over low heat)
Remove from pan and place in a dutch oven or roasting pan.
Cook garlic, onion and celery in 3 tablespoons olive oil for 2 minutes.
Add tomato, water, vinegar, broth, mustard, salt, pepper, sage and oregano. Simmer 5 minutes.
Pour mixture over steaks and cover. Place in a 300 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Enjoy by scooping the marrow with a small spoon or butter knife and eat it plain or spread it on your steak. Either way, it is delicious!
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