Smoked bone marrow and pancetta recipe

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Smoked bone marrow and pancetta recipe

Inside the bones of a cow there is something really delicious. It’s the bone marrow and it’s like butter but better. I called my butcher and ordered a lot of bones with bone marrow to turn it into something beautifull.

When you aren’t sure about eating bone marrow, just watch the video that’s underneath the recipe and I know for sure you want to make this recipe.


  • 10 pieces of cross cut bones with bone marrow
  • 6 thick slices of pancetta
  • 4 large white onions
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • fresh sprigs of thyme
  • lemon balm leafs
  • 5 cloves of garlic

How to

  1. Lay the slices of pancetta in a large cast-iron skillet. Cut the onions into thick rings and lay these on top of the pancetta.
  2. Fire up your grill for indirect heat of around 140ºC (284F) and a chunk of smoke wood.
  3. Place the skillet in the grill and let it cook until the onions are soft and the pancetta browned.
  4. Ad the bone marrow on top of the onions and season them with salt and pepper. Stick the thyme, lemon balm and garlic cloves in between the bone marrow and close the lid.
  5. Smoke this until the bone marrow is soft enough to be easily scooped out. This takes about one and a half hours.
  6. Serve the bone marrow with the soft onions and some slices of pancetta.

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