I'm 18 and the only Paleo member of the family, I just recently discovered the concept of bone marrow and discovered I like the marrow. I regularly eat 2 chicken legs for a light lunch as I find light lunches work best for me allowing me to move without feeling bloated. Large Breakfasts and Medium-HeavyHeavy Suppers are my norm.
Back to the subject: with the bones from the two chicken legs picked as clean as a wolf could. I have a habit of eating parts of the bone, and cartridge as well. Don't ask me why I seem to crave those parts for unknown reasons. The bones I used to chew as well, sucking the marrow out the best I could. Now I am experimenting with soup.
I poured the water I cooked the chicken in into a pot adding the cut up bones with the marrow in the bone, added just enough water with 1 lemon to cover the bones boiled for 30 minutes removed the bones but relaxed should have boiled for 1 hour at least then removed the bones the next day or something. But anyways the mixture jelled really well. I figured the calories from the chicken fat and marrow to be around 600-700 calories. Is this a correct estimate or am I underestimating? Or way overshooting the calorie content? I know I was way stuffed after drinking all the soup (I boiled it until the bones were exposed and the whole thing was gel, not runny at all. I reheated and drank, can it be eaten cold with something, any ideas? Thanks I am very new at this.
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on September 05, 2012
at 04:49 PM
You can definitely eat it cold if you like. It would be great poured over some zucchini noodles, hot or cold. I always save bones for broth even after nibbling on them. You are going to boil the heck out of them anyway.
I also like to add a few vegetables to the finished broth for a slightly more filling meal, though it sounds like yours has been quite filling as it is. I love that silky texture alone or as an ingredient.