Recipe For Smoked Marrow Bone Pasta

I would love to smoke things but I don’t have a smoker and each time I suggest to Dave that I turn my electric frying pan into one, he kind of ignores me. I do not use my electric frying pan at all. It was one of the first kitchen utensils I purchased and it was used originally to make paella in – now I have a proper paella dish. If it was not being used for paella, it was used for prawns. We would sit at the breakfast nook and cook and eat and eat and cook so that we always had a pile of freshly cooked, hot prawns to devour. Now I have a gas burner on my butcher’s block which can be moved to the table for that job. So, for about 4 years the electric frying pan has been languishing under the bunk beds in what is my hidden storage place – the one for things I might need one day! I took the electric frying pan out of the box and put it under the bed as my friend Sonja wanted it. But she has never fetched it, and the last time I looked, she had bought a new one for herself. So, as I don’t have a smoker and Dave does not seem to want to help me turn my electric frying pan into one, I used smoked salt and smoked paprika to ‘smoke’ my marrow bones. Marrow bones are a cheap off cut of meat and this meal cost us R20 (€2) and was an absolute bargain! A perfect warming meal for the cold winter nights we are still experiencing here in the Western Cape.

Do you like to smoke food?

Smoked Marrow Bone Pasta
Smoked Marrow Bone Pasta

Smoked Marrow Bone Pasta
 
Ingredients
  • 15mls olive oil
  • 1 red onion,sliced
  • 10 marrow bones
  • 10mls smoked salt
  • 5mls smoked paprika
  • 60mls red wine
  • 1 tin whole tomatoes
  • 10mls arrow root
  • Pasta for serving
Method
  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed, lidded casserole dish or tagine
  2. Sauté the onion until soft
  3. Add the marrow bones and season with the salt and paprika
  4. Once brown, add the wine and allow the alcohol to burn off
  5. Add the tomatoes, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours
  6. Remove the lid and increase the heat
  7. Remove the marrow bones, and break up the tomatoes
  8. Add the arrow root and allow the sauce to thicken
  9. Add your cooked pasta to the sauce and stir to coat
  10. Serve with the marrow bones

 

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I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Val of More Than Burnt Toast.

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38 thoughts on “Recipe For Smoked Marrow Bone Pasta

  1. Tandy – this is both unusual and intriguing. Thanks for linking it in. Have a good week.
    Carole sharing the blog ♥ Mine’s an Aquamarine – What’s Yours?My Profile

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    1. and you too!

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  2. O my word, Tandy, this looks and sounds mouthwatering! We smoke food fairly often! (Not really me, but hubs does it!)

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    1. I shall have to try real smoking soon 🙂

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  3. Ooh that must have tasted good!!

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    1. Thanks Joan, it did 🙂

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  4. I know it’s odd but I like very little smoked food. Occasionally a piece of smoked salmon is ok but really I prefer it “regular”. I am however, going to make this recipe. I have some of those bones in the fridge and I had no idea what to do with them. Thanks for this idea.

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    1. Let me know how it tastes for you Tammy 🙂

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  5. My sister had a sauce with bone marrow in it that was ladled on top of steak. This pasta sounds delicious with it.

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    1. That sounds delicious 🙂

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  6. I love the elegance of this dish. I used to eat bone marrow as a child, not knowing what it was but that it was delicious—I like your method of preparation and will surely serve it this way soon!!!

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    1. This is the one dish I have loved since a child 🙂

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  7. Tandy, I would love to try this pasta right now! As an avid fan of bone marrow, I think it would make a gorgeous pairing with pasta 😀

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    1. please let me know if you do!

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  8. Fantastic Tandy! I love marrow bones, but I do not have idea where to buy them here in London????!!! Back home in Rome my mum cooks a dish called ossobuchi and the bone marrow is the best part!! I love the idea of combining this sauce with pasta.

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    1. I would try my local butcher – the ones in London are so accommodating! And please share your mom’s recipe – I love ossobuchi 🙂

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  9. You got me google the marrow bones! I have never heard of them but I always love to try new flavors!

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    1. Glad you have found something new to try 🙂

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  10. I’ve never tried bone marrow.. but this recipe makes me braver to try! I don’t have a smoker either.. I hope you get one soon, Tandy!!

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    1. Do try Barbara, even if it is just one 🙂

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  11. Oh wow Tandy – I adore marrow bone and this looks amazing. Love the idea of the smoked paprika, a current favourite!

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    1. You will love the two together then!

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  12. I use smoked paprika to smoke food also! Or at least to pretend to. 😛 It does a pretty good job of mimicking the flavor!

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    1. Glad I am not the only one 🙂

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  13. Scrumptious Tandy!
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thank you Mandy 🙂

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  14. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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    1. it is my pleasure Ruth 🙂

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  15. That looks like quite a gorgeous dish my friend, stunning job 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. thanks Uru 🙂

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  16. My OH would LOVE that dish. I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to bone marrow myself but that dish does look good. Have you seen those smoking guns, Tandy? You put what ever you want to smoke in a bag and the gun cold smokes it. I went on a charcuterie course at Bread and Wine and they were using one and it was the best gadget ever. I bet your Dave wouldn’t be able to resist that. It’s a real boy’s toy! Hideously expensive though. But I will treat myself. One day.

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    1. oh my, I have to find one of those – off to yuppiechef I go!

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  17. Very good dish. I remember a good marrow bone salad at the St.Johnn in London made for a delicious starter.However, I think it might have limited appeal to a random dinner party group:)

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    1. I should think so as well 🙂

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  18. I bet that is really tasty, but I can’t bring myself to suck those bones! 🙂

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    1. I shall have to find a way to get the marrow out of the bones for you 🙂

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      1. that would be good LOL!

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        1. maybe find a good butcher to cut the bones in half and then you can roast them and scrape the marrow out?

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