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Does anybody make bone marrow out of their elk bones? If so, any recipes to share? I removed the meat off the shanks and have a couple of leg bones in the fridge. Considering cutting them up and making bone marrow but wasn’t sure how good elk marrow is.
Delicious with japaleno peppers and Swiss cheese on ritz low fat herb crackers
Do you guys just cut it in “discs” then bake it?
Years ago I hunted Caribou in the Artic with an Inuit guide. When we worked my bull kill the guide broke open the leg bones with a rock and ate the marrow raw. He offered me some and I took a pass.
Hard pass bowbender. Haha
I’m afraid bone marrow is one of those tasty treats which has lost some of its appeal since CWD became an issue…
Try rendering it down in a pot, strain it, then chill it until it solidifies. Take a 50/50 ratio butter to rendered marrow and whip in a kitchen aid with a little salt. Spread that stuff on crusty bread and eat it with venison stew, its outta this world.
LOL.. I thought many on this site are good hunters, not needing to eat bone marrow when you can have tenderloin, steaks, roast etc. Guess I was wrong. I'd have top be pretty hungry.......
Fields I have almost 4 freezer full of wild game right now. Plenty of all those things. Just like trying new things.
I’ve made bone broth. Use any bone you have from your game or mix with bones you get from the butcher whether it’s beef or pork. Bake for a bit to give a little flavor. Put them in a pot and simmer, the longer the better . I’ve done 24 hours of simmering. Skim the junk off the top. Use the broth or stock for soup, ramen, whatever you want. Delicious and full of healthy collagen. Lots of recipes available with added veggies and spices to broth.
Fields sounds like he’s fun at parties
I tried it with deer by cutting the back femur into disks and simmering it. I didn’t do it right. As, a deer has very little to offer and I simmered it right out of the disks and made it into a brine. I then skimmed it and used it for rice. To say it was good would be an understatement.
I need some elk bones. Moose or bison too. Might be a while on the last two.
I save my bones for soup. It’s basically what bullion is.
Roast the bones first. Then cut them and simmer them for several hours. The resulting broth makes an amazing base for a soup.
A common soup up here is heart, tongue, and kidney soup. I save all these organs now and make this soup with the bone broth. Fry the meat first. Cut the kidney small so it dissolves and simmer the cut pieces of heart and tongue for a couple hours to tenderize.
Add rice or hominy and onion. I don’t like cooked celery so I use celery seed for the flavor and I’m not a carrot fat either so I omit that. Bay leaf, garlic, the usually stuff. It’s really good.
Meat butter! I cut up bones and bake. It’s yummy
Whenever I braise shanks I'll pick the hot marrow out of the bones and put it out with crackers and a few toppings (cheese, roasted peppers, or pickled onions) for an appetizer. It's amazing stuff, even the lightweights like Fields can't get enough of once they try it!
I cut them into discs and they’re currently sitting in a saltwater bath in the fridge. I read doing that will help pull out the blood and impurities. I’ll bake them tomorrow, drop the marrow in a pan with some butter and try them on some quality Italian bread. I’ll post a picture and report back.
Am I the only one with reservations about CWD here? I assumed that since so many states don’t allow bones coming in, the marrow would be high-risk tissue...
Pretty interesting to see snide remarks about how good a hunter a guy might be just because the commentator is squeamish about unfamiliar foods...
GF, CWD is most prevalent in the nervous and lymph systems...and nobody said a thing about him as a hunter...