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Follow-up to my question about bone marrow. Please see details inside.

Asked by 2davidc8 (9127points) April 23rd, 2018

I asked about bone marrow a short while back.
I have not been able to find it anywhere in my area. But I did find a market that had something labeled “beef shank”. Is this the same thing? If not, is it at least good for making bone broth?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

My late grandmother (from Eastern Europe) used to make soup from beef shank – it was something that they had back in the Pale of Settlement back around 1900. When they came to the states, they had it here too.

If it was good enough for her, it’s probably just fine for you. It’s pretty healthy, too.

janbb's avatar

I believe beef shank is the shank bone of a cow with some meat left on it. The marrow is what’s inside the bone so it’s not the same thing but should be good for boiling for broth.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

If you want to roast a marrow bone for eating, go to a butcher and ask for them. They will split/cut the bone lengthwise.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I’m not that familiar with Bone Marrow; however, I’ve seen a lot of info on Bone Broth on youtube. I found a vid about making your own Bone Marrow. Don’t know if it’s what you’re looking to do but might lead you in the right direction. I suggest that you go to youtube & do a search for “how to make bone marrow” Then you can choose the vids that seem to fit your ultimate goal. You might also want to check out the Bone Broth vids too. For me, the Bone Broth looks easier to eat than the Bone Marrow & the Broth is supposed to be close to the Marrow health wise. I do know that the marrow is inside the bone. The carcass from cooking a whole chicken has marrow in it & the Beef Shank you mentioned will have marrow in it. You just need to learn the best way to extract that marrow for your particular use. My local grocery store sells Soup Bones & I’m assuming that they still have the Marrow inside them. Talk to one of the butchers in the meat market of your favorite grocery store or talk with a local butcher at their shop. Either of those should be able to give you some info on how best to find your Marrow.

Not seeing your initial post, this is the best that I have to offer!!!

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