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In preparation for a documentary hunting trip Brian and I will be taking this summer to Kotzebue, AK, we have been preparing all sorts of recipes with caribou meat during the past two months, but we had yet to make anything with the bones. Last week, we were thrilled to take home two boxes of caribou bones donated by Indian Valley Meats, and although we had a plethora of ideas, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Roasted bone marrow is a very special meal to me, and it's one that I was thrilled to share with Brian for the first time on our trip to New York last December at my favorite NYC restaurant, Prune, but I had only ever enjoyed marrow from lamb and cow bones, so I was curious to taste the different flavors from the bones of Alaskan caribou.
In a word, they were amazing, especially with a simple parsley salad, a pile of Hawaiian sea salt, and crusty bread. To read the full article on our roasted caribou bones feat, check out the piece on the Tundra Telegraph.
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