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What did I just eat? (gelatinous fish bone innards)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 12, 2013 at 5:46 AM

On Saturday, I got a great big salmon carcass from the fishmonger. My wife and I cooked it into a soup, ate the delectable cheek meat, eyes, and skin, and picked the bones clean. Then we cooked the bones into a fish stock.

After simmering, some of the large bones had turned completely clear and gelatinous, and I could eat them whole. Other pieces of bone or cartilage were still inedible, but I found that if I chewed on them I'd extract a lot of gelatinous material from inside of them, leaving the remaining structure stringy and porous.

Question 1: What the heck was I eating in that last part? Was that gelatin inside the bones? Fish marrow? Something else?

Question 2: Is chewing on fish bones to suck out the delicious innards paleo? Or is it paleo as hell?

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on June 12, 2013
at 11:06 AM

Sounds about like my typical lunch this time of year. :)

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on June 13, 2013
at 03:39 AM

Sounds like marrow, and it sounds delicious. It doesn't get much more Ancestral than that. Make sure your not on GAPS though, they don't recommend cooking the bones down too long.

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