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Definition: Marrow


Soft, fatty substance that is found in the center of an animal's leg bones, as well as spinal bones. It is considered a delicacy, especially in Europe. It can be cooked in the bone and removed afterwards, or it may be removed first and cooked separately. It can be baked or poached and then spread on toast, or used in soup to add body and flavor.

Source: Pabulum (there's an interesting marrow recipe there too)

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Ladytronic Ladytronic 10 years
lol my husband would probably gobble this up but i am thinking blehh
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
eeek. i cant stand anything thats slimy and feels/tastes like fat. unfortunately, that means i cant take sashimi. :(
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I have a girlfriend who snaps chicken bones in half so she can suck out the marrow. That's far weirder to me than using it in a soup or on toast.
katwo katwo 10 years
It's also a delicacy here in the philippines, it's really yummy. it's tasty and thick, a real artery clogger. you add it in stews because it adds a lot of flavor and thickens the soup mixture as well. we eat in dishes called "nilaga", which literally means boiled beef (plus potatoes), and poke that area with our forks to dislodge the content. a lot of countries in asia and europe eat these parts, so that's more people out there than you think.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Ew, yucky.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I knock it cause I tried it! AND I eat sushi too so :RASPBERRY:
supergurl supergurl 10 years
don't knock it till ya tried it. I heard its really delicious. Remember when sushi was once thought of as gross?
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
ick. ::the platypus is proof that god has a sense of humor::
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
That is gross. :BARF:
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
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