How to Prepare and Serve Marrow Bones: Roasting, Broiling, and Grilling Techniques

Found on the menus of the top restaurants around the world, roasted marrow bone is surprisingly easy to make at home. Despite the high price tag that comes with ordering it in fine restaurants, most bone marrow recipes are inexpensive to prepare.

Bone marrow is full of rich flavor and is a good source of minerals and nutrients that humans have been eating since the dawn of time. It’s the soft, fatty tissue located inside the bone and can be served whole or used to make delectable bone broth.

Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe

Roasted bone marrow is an easy starter that you’ll want to make time and time again. Pair this recipe with slices of toasted sourdough or crusty bread.


  • 1kg beef marrow bones, split lengthwise
  • ½ teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Toasted slices of bread for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 220C/210C fan
  • Mix the olive oil and half the salt and pepper in a bowl
  • Lay the marrow bones with the marrow side up on a baking tray
  • Roast for 20 minutes, until they are lightly browned
  • Brush the olive oil mixture over the toast

Grilled Bone Marrow Recipe

Grilling, or broiling, marrow bones is another simple way to add a bit of elegance to mealtimes.


  • 1kg clean marrow bones, cut lengthwise
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced in half
  • Black pepper
  • Salt


  • Preheat your grill to 220°C/210°C fan
  • Rub the exposed bone marrow with the garlic cloves and season with salt and pepper
  • Place the bones with the marrow side up on a cast iron skillet or baking sheet
  • Grill for 15 minutes, or until the marrow starts to bubble
  • Serve and enjoy!

Buying and Preparing Bone Marrow

All animal bones contain marrow that can be eaten as food, but most recipes use veal or beef bones because they contain the most marrow and are more cost-effective.

Slicing marrow bones can be tricky so you may want to ask your butcher to cut them for you until you get the hang of it. A horizontal cut works well for upright bones while vertically gives better access to the marrow if you’re using them in soup or broth.

Rich and flavourful marrow bones can be found in Tariq Halal’s online butcher shop. Enhance your next dinner party or create delicious broths when you shop from our website and buy our premium halal marrow bones.