Bone Marrow Butter (Ghee)

The other day, while perusing my twitter feed, I happened upon a tweet by @adventinmmsocks which mentioned her Bone Marrow Butter. My eyes bulged out of my head and instantly I was salivating!!!! Bone marrow butter! Holy shit, that sounded delicious.

After a few messages back and forth, Ashley (Adventures in mismatched socks) told me how she created these, as she says, “medallions of sex”. After tinkering with her recipe, I have made my own version that is more strictly paleo to her primal version. I used my ghee version to infuse mashed Jamaican sweet potatoes.

 Paleo Bone Marrow Ghee (Butter)

Thyme Bone Marrow Butter (Ghee)


  • 1/4 cup Beef Bone Marrow (instructions below)
  • 6 Cloves Roasted Garlic
  • 200 ml Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tbsp Thyme (fresh chopped)
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper


  1. 4 good beef marrow bones will give you about 1/4 cup of beef marrow. Place the marrow bones in a roasting pan and place in a 400 oven for about 20-30 minutes (or until marrow is softened and bones are browned). Remove from oven and let cool. Using a paring knife or the handle of a spoon, remove the cooked marrow and set aside.
  2. At the same time that you are roasting the marrow bones, you can roast the garlic. Using parchment paper or tinfoil, fold up the garlic cloves with a bit of ghee and place in the oven along with the bones. they should be done at the same time.
  3. Put the ghee into a glass dish and soften it by placing it in the microwave for a few seconds. (I find that ghee left to soften on the counter doesn’t really work like butter does.)
  4. Once the bone marrow has cooled, mash it and the garlic along with the thyme, salt, and pepper until creamed. Stir in the ghee and mix until thoroughly combined. (I cheated here, placed everything into a tall jar and used my electric mixing wand to combine all of the ingredients)
  5. Spoon out the delicious elixir onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a cylinder. Place it in the fridge to solidify. (You could also place the marrow ghee into little pots or ramekins)
  6. You now have a wonderful bone marrow ghee to flavor your veggies and roots or to place atop some grilled meats

Note: Don’t throw out those bones! Throw them in a pot with some water, celery, carrots, onions and some thyme. Boil that puppy up, reduce to a simmer for a few hours and you have yourself some awesome bone broth to use for soups and sauces.

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