If you’re anything like me, you can’t resist a good cut of beef. And let me tell you, this smoked Bone Marrow Butter from #TeamLFR’s Aaron Riley of Bearded Skull BBQ, will take your steak game to a whole new level. It’s a flavor explosion that’ll leave you craving more. Picture this: rich, creamy butter infused with roasted garlic goodness, balanced with aromatic herbs and a peppery kick. It’s a match made in culinary heaven!
Now, don’t be intimidated by the idea of making Bone Marrow Butter. It’s easier than you think! Just combine softened butter with some live fire roasted bone marrow, roasted garlic, and a sprinkle of magic. This butter is so versatile, you can slather it on crusty bread, add it to soups or stews, or simply enjoy it on its own.
Let’s talk bones, shall we? When it comes to Bone Marrow, the femur bone of a cow is your best bet. Sure, it may not be readily available at your local grocery store, but fear not! Seek out a reliable meat market that carries these prized bones. And be sure to arrive early because they do all their cutting in the mornings.
Now, onto the herbs that will perfectly complement the rich beefy flavor of the marrow. I opted for a tantalizing combination of rosemary, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. But you know what would truly take this dish to new heights? A fine red wine that harmonizes with the robustness of a Porterhouse steak. Think savory, sweet, and sour notes dancing on your taste buds. Talk about a culinary adventure!
KEY INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Bone Marrow Bones: These prized bones, specifically the femur bone of a cow, are the perfect addition to this recipe, delivering a luscious and beefy flavor that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance; they’re like the rockstars of the bone world, providing the indulgent essence that takes this butter to the next level!
Roasted Garlic: Ah, roasted garlic, the aromatic superstar that adds a deep, rich flavor and a touch of nuttiness to our Bone Marrow Butter; it’s like the James Bond of ingredients, suave and irresistible, bringing a sophisticated charm that perfectly complements the savory notes of the butter.
Rosemary: Picture this, my friends: fragrant rosemary, like a botanical maestro, lending its earthy and piney essence to the Bone Marrow Butter, creating a symphony of flavors that will transport you to a cozy cabin in the woods, where culinary dreams come true; it’s like a little sprig of culinary magic that adds a touch of elegance to this already mouthwatering creation.
WHAT SIDE DISHES COULD BE SERVED ALONGSIDE SMOKED BONE MARROW BUTTER?
Grilled Asparagus Spears: These verdant beauties, kissed by the flames of the grill, are the perfect partners for Smoked Bone Marrow Butter; their smoky char and tender crunch create a harmonious dance with the butter’s richness, as if they were performing a tantalizing tango on your taste buds.
Parmesan Truffle Fries: Indulge your senses with these golden wonders, tossed in truffle oil and showered with grated Parmesan; they’re like the divas of the side dish world, delivering a luxurious combination of earthy truffle and savory cheese that complements the velvety decadence of the bone marrow butter.
Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes: Prepare yourself for a flavor extravaganza as caramelized sweet potatoes, drenched in a whiskey-infused glaze, create a sweet and smoky symphony with the smoked bone marrow butter; it’s like a boozy bonfire of flavors, where the sweetness of the potatoes meets the rich umami of the butter for an unforgettable culinary experience.
TOP 5 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SMOKED BONE MARROW BUTTER
How do I smoke bone marrow for the butter? Step into the smoky realm of flavor by slow-smoking bone marrow on a live fire grill, infusing it with a kiss of aromatic wood smoke; it’s like giving those marrow bones a mini-vacation in flavor paradise before they blend harmoniously with the butter.
What’s the best way to soften the butter? Ah, the softening ritual! Leave that butter on the countertop, let it bask in the room’s gentle warmth, until it reaches that perfect state of spreadable bliss; just like you, it needs a little time to relax before it can fully embrace the bone marrow.
Can I use other herbs instead of rosemary in the butter? Absolutely! Get creative and explore the herbaceous wonders of the world; try thyme, sage, or even a hint of cilantro for a twist that’ll make your taste buds dance a lively jig.
Can I use bone marrow butter in other dishes, besides steak? Absolutely! This versatile butter is like a culinary chameleon, ready to enhance soups, stews, or even slathered on a juicy burger; it’s like the secret ingredient that turns every dish into a flavor fiesta.
How long can I store bone marrow butter? Patience, my hungry comrades! Once crafted, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Let’s be honest though, it’s so delicious it’ll probably disappear faster than a juicy steak at a barbecue.