Delicious and Nutritious: Cooking with Beef Liver and Bone Marrow

Why stick to the basics when there’s a whole world of various cuts of meat to try?
Don’t be afraid to branch out and explore the rich diversity of meats available at Barbaro Butchers, from the traditional to the unexpected, trying new cuts can open your taste buds to a whole new realm of flavors and culinary experiences.

Beef liver, bone marrow, and quail meat are all nutrient-dense foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. These not so popular items have been used in traditional cuisines around the world for centuries, and they’re making a comeback in modern cooking as more and more people are looking to incorporate nutrient-dense foods into their diets.

Beef liver is an excellent source of many essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin B12, iron, and zinc. It’s also high in protein and low in fat, making it a great addition to any diet. It’s rich, slightly bitter taste is perfect for adding depth and complexity to dishes, and a little goes a long way.

Bone marrow, is a rich source of healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and it’s a great source of collagen, which can help to promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. Its rich, buttery flavor adds a unique richness to dishes, and it can be used as a spread, in sauces, or even on toast.

When it comes to cooking with beef liver and bone marrow, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it’s important to choose the right cuts of beef. For liver, the best cuts are those that are dark red in color and have a smooth texture.
For bone marrow, the best cuts are made from the femur or the tibia. Trying out new cuts can be a nerve-wracking experience, but luckily, Barbaro Butchers has you covered! With their “Paddock to Plate” value paired with their high-quality, organic cuts done perfectly by their experts, Barbaro Butchers has all the potential to be your go-to butcher!

Once you have the right cuts, it’s important to prepare them properly. Beef liver should be soaked in milk for at least 30 minutes, or overnight in the refrigerator, before cooking to help remove some of the bitterness.
Bone marrow should be gently cooked, either by roasting in the oven or simmering on the stovetop, to help release the rich, buttery fat. There are many ways to incorporate beef liver and bone marrow into your cooking, and it’s a great way to add some extra nutrition to your diet. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Fried Liver and Onions: This classic dish is a great way to introduce beef liver to your diet. Simply slice the liver into thin pieces, dust with flour, and sauté with onions until cooked through.

Bone Marrow Toast: Spread bone marrow on top of toasted bread, and top with a sprinkle of sea salt and chopped parsley.

Liver Pate: To make a simple liver pate, finely chop or process the liver and add to a food processor with butter, shallots, and a splash of brandy. Pulse until smooth, then season with salt and pepper.

Beef and bone marrow dumplings: All you have to do is add some ground bone marrow to your dumpling mixture to add richness and texture to your dumplings.

Liver and Kidney Pie: A hearty and comforting dish, perfect for cold winter nights. It can also be made with other organ meats!

Bone marrow risotto: Who doesn’t love a delicious risotto? Simply add bone marrow to add a whole new level of depth of flavor and creaminess!

Overall, cooking with beef liver and bone marrow is a great way to add extra nutrition and delicious flavors to your diet. These ingredients are versatile, easy to prepare, and can be incorporated into a wide variety of dishes. Whether you’re looking to add more protein, healthy fats, or just want to try something new, beef liver and bone marrow are great ingredients to have on hand.

Barbaro’ sources their meat from local, trusted suppliers who share their commitment to quality. Their wide range of beef cuts includes everything from T-bone steaks and Girello to pepper cream scotch fillet steaks and Mongolian beef stir-fries. They also have a selection of homemade pies, Italian meatballs, and of course, our award winning sausages.
So why wait? Try out new beef cuts from Barbaro Butchers and let your taste buds be invigorated with both flavor and nutrition!