I had a tête-à-tête with Marco Pierre White last night.
We were midway through our silky mushroom consommé when he noticed my chipped toenail polish and suggested a spot that does good pedicures next to the Pool Shop in Landsborough.
His eyes followed the curve of my leg, he lent in close to my ear and whispered "they do discrete leg waxing too".
Embarrassed I wakened before I had a chance to tell Marco about my juicy ......... roasted marrow bones.
roasted marrow bones with caper salad
- 1 kg marrow bones, split lengthways and cut into (about) 15cm lengths
- 2 spring onions
- 4 teaspoon capers
- 1 large bunch parsley
- juice of half a lemon
- cracked pepper
- toast to serve
Preheat oven to 230ºC (fan forced).
Lie the marrow bones, centre up, in a baking dish. Use foil to make bases for them if need be.
Bake your bones at 230ºC for twenty minutes.
To make the caper salad accompaniment, finely chop the shallots, capers and parsley. Combine in a bowl with the lemon juice and pepper. Season to taste.
Serve the roasted marrow bones with the caper salad and toast slices.
After running out on Marco in the middle of dinner I lay in the dark reflecting on what I’d learned:
- Apparently I find the fifty-two year old version of Marco just as sexy as his smouldering twenty year old self, and
- I shouldn’t take olive leaf extract right before bed.
ever had a romantic dream about someone unexpected?
I've never heard of this Marco Pierre bloke, but that younger pic of him looks very fine. I had an awkward romantic dream about someone from work recently. I want to vomit in my mouth now everytime I think about it. Ewwwww. My husband would absolutely love those roasted marrow bones and the caper salad sounds delish to me.
Hahaha I love your dream!!!! A pedicure does sound quite lovely too. Oh and your roasted marrow bones recipe sounds amazing too of course. Does he come with dinner? Thanks for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx
Amy @ HandbagMafia says
You can keep Marco, I'll have the marrow! Yum!
Jodie@Fresh Home Cook says
OMG that dream is priceless! I had a chef related dream recently too - only mine involved Jamie Oliver & some talk of burnt meringues & "luvly jubblies". Not quite as smouldering, but just embarrassing enough to wake me! 😉
The marrow bones look amazing! xx
Min (@riteofthemiddle) says
If I were to have a dream like yours I don't think it would include Marco - maybe Manu Feildel - yes Manu!! I must confess that I have never eaten marrow bones but OMG it does look delicious - and that caper salad - yum! Min xo
Oh I love Marco! My husband would think your marrow bones are just perfect Amanda 🙂
NewLifeOnTheRoad (@NewLifeOnRoad) says
never heard of Roasted Marrow bones before, love your dream though 😉
Mmmmm Marco! Meanwhile my own chef hubby would probably be your devoted slave if you made these for him. He loves anything like this.
No - I have stooopid dreams like the one where I shut Viggo Mortenson's advances down because I am married. I have to wonder about my unconscious mind sometimes. Dadabs should be happy. Meanwhile one has to admire a dude who can nurse a fish on his lap, smoke a durrie and still look sexy despite the inherent unsexiness of these activities. That is some mulittasking.
Cindy@Your KidsOT says
Saucy! You should definitely take up romance writing 🙂 Sorry i'm not sure about the bone marrow. But probably just a mind over matter thing...
You are so funny!! Do you think if I take some olive leaf I might dream about David Beckham??? Those bones must be an acquired taste, lovely I'm sure but just not for me!! x
Have A Laugh On Me says
You never fail to make me smile, let's catch up again soon! xxx
Richard "Doc" Smith says
I may have to give the "Split Marrow" a try, wonder how Venison Marrow would work? In my part of the world fresh venison will be plentiful soon. I'll pass along a Venison Tenderloin stuffed with cream cheese, jalapeño Pepper slices and wrapped in bacon.
Marco...Wow! The sleeping you likes "Rugged", he reminds me of Keith Richards (lead guitar for Rolling Stones for you young "pups").
Amanda, Cooker and a Looker says
I think venison would work just as well Doc. Please let me know if you try it.
You made me laugh with your 'rugged' comment, I once worked with a lady who referred to such fellows as 'rough trade'.
My gosh, Amanda. If it's anyone that can make roasted marrow bones sexy (and delicious) it's you! And your dreams! I get the feeling you're not telling us all the details, though…(Ahems)
Malinda (@MBPaperPackages) says
This is unusual, but sounds delicious! Especially if it gives you dreams like that!
Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors says
I love marrow! I was always the one at the table trying to steal everyones bones to see if there was any left. Although my Dad usually one that one!