Stuffed Marrow Rings


serves 4
1 x 2 lb (900 g) marrow
1 tbsp oil
1 1/3 cup (100 g) mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup (30 g) fresh breadcrumbs
2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
8 oz (225 g) lean minced beef
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 onion, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) Gas Mk 4.

2. Slice the marrow crosswise into 2 inch (5 cm) rings.

3. Remove and discard the seeds.

4. Arrange the marrow rings in a lightly greased baking dish.

5. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion gently for 3 minutes, stirring from time to time.

6. Stir in the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.

7. Remove from the heat and mix thoroughly with the breadcrumbs, parsley, basil and salt and pepper to taste.

8. Meanwhile add the mince to the pan and fry until brown on all sides.

9. Add to the bowl and mix well.

10. Pile the mixture evenly into the centre of each of the marrow rings and cover the dish with foil.

11. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the marrow is just soft.

12. To vary this recipe, finely chopped cooked ham, cooked minced lamb or cooked minced chicken can be used in place of beef.

13. Serve with a spicy tomato sauce

What did you think?

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Is this marrow peeled or not?
posted by Julie W @ 11:50AM, 8/11/09
I assume the marrow is peeled but as the recipe doens't say so I shall look for a different recipe!
Stuffed marrow rings
posted by Bernie @ 08:02AM, 8/16/09
I tried this recipe and was very impressed. My husband ate the whole thing and enjoyed it. I just washed the marrow and did not peel it. If however the marrow is tough you should peel it after its cooked. Have cooked it another three times and it still gets the thumbs up. Excellent.
Stuffed marrow rings review
posted by Chris @ 01:43PM, 9/05/09
I didn't peel the marrow and the skin was very bitter so I wished I had. The recipe didn't say when to put the tomato in either so I just mixed it in before adding the meat. I thought this dish was quite tasteless although I did omit the parsley as I didn't have any.
Stuffed marrow rings
posted by julie @ 08:10AM, 9/12/10
Have not tried it yet but i shall leave the skin on but will not expect any one to eat the skin - it will just make the ring stay the shape it should be with out it going squashy as there is a lot of water content in a marrow.
Stuffed marrow rings
posted by Claire Halmshaw @ 11.09pm, 11/09/11 @ 06:09PM, 9/11/11
I tried this recipe but I added some dried chopped chilli to the mince along with the onion and mushroom. I also reserved a small ammount of the mince mixture and added it to the spicy tomato sauce mixture i made to pour over the marrow rings.
I left the skin on the morrow to cook (to help it keep its shape) but did not eat the skin once it was cooked and on my plate.
To make my spicy tomato sauce I used a small carton of passata and just adder somebasil, black pepper and more nutmeg, it was delicious :-) .
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