Roasted bone marrow with red onion salad

Roasted bone marrow with red onion salad

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Dean Cambray

Fergus Henderson of St John Restaurant in London has made roasted bone marrow served with a parsley salad famous. You definitely need to serve it with something robust and sharp to cut through the richness and this red onion salad also works brilliantly.

Sumac is a Middle Eastern berry with a sharp, lemony flavour. You can find ground sumac in Middle Eastern grocers and specialty food stores.

Red onion salad

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3 red onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup parsley leaves
1/2 cup coriander leaves
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon ground sumac
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
olive oil
12 beef shin bones, (12–14 cm long)
sourdough bread or toast, to serve
coarse salt flakes, to serve

Method

  1. To make the salad, place the sliced onions in a small bowl. Mix the salt and vinegar together and pour on the onions. Leave to soak for 2 hours, which will reduce their sharpness.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200ºC and lightly oil a roasting tin. Arrange the beef bones in the tin so they are standing up. Roast for 15 minutes until the bones are well browned and the marrow is soft and bubbling.
  3. Drain the onions thoroughly and place in a mixing bowl with the fresh herbs. Pour on the extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sumac and black pepper. Toss together lightly.
  4. To serve, arrange 3 bones on each plate, together with a generous mound of onion salad. You can sometimes find long spoons, specially designed for scooping out the marrow. Failing this, provide your guests with a chopstick or skewer to prize out the precious marrow. The idea is to spread the hot marrow onto the sourdough bread and eat it sprinkled with salt and a few salad leaves. Be warned ... it is very rich!
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