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Bone marrow with pickled eggplant salad

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for bone marrow with pickled eggplant salad.

By Lisa Featherby
  • 30 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking plus cooling, standing
  • Serves 6
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Bone marrow with pickled eggplant salad


  • 6 pieces of beef bone marrow, cut 15cm long and split lengthways (see note)
  • 6 thick slices of sourdough bread, toasted
Pickled eggplant salad
  • 125 ml apple cider vinegar (½ cup)
  • 75 ml light soy sauce
  • 1½ tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 Japanese eggplant, very thinly sliced
  • 2 golden shallots, thinly sliced, placed in iced water for 5 minutes
  • 1½ cups flat-leaf parsley, torn
  • For drizzling: extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 250C. For pickled eggplant salad, bring vinegar, soy sauce and caster sugar to the boil in a saucepan, add eggplant, then remove from heat and set aside to cool (30-40 minutes). Drain shallot, add to eggplant, toss to combine, then drain (discard liquid) and place in a bowl with parsley. Drizzle with olive oil, season to taste, toss to combine and set aside.
  • 2
    Place bone marrow in a roasting pan, season to taste and roast until marrow is golden and cooked (15-25 minutes). Serve with toast and pickled eggplant salad.


Note Ask your butcher to cut and split your bone marrow for you.
Drink Suggestion: Off-dry chenin blanc Drink suggestion by Max Allen