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Traditional Italian Style Marrow Recipe

This is a recipe for Italian Style Marrow. Baked in the oven it is both a healthy and tasty meal or mela accompaniement.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 50 g (2 oz) margarine
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed (according to taste)
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 x 1 kg (2.2lb) marrow, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 425 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
  • 2 x 15ml spoons (2 tbsps) tomato puree
  • 1 x 5ml spoon (1 tsp) sugar
  • 25 g (1 oz) margarine
  • 25 g (1 oz) flour
  • 275 ml (1/2 pint) milk
  • 50 g (2 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated Topping
  • 1 x 5 ml spoon (1 tsp) sesame seeds
  • 1 x 15 ml spoon (1 tbsp) breadcrumbs


Melt the margarine in a large saucepan and saute garlic and onion until soft. Add the marrow, rosemary and seasoning and saute for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, puree and sugar and transfer to a gratin dish. Bake in preheated oven 180C, 350F, Gas No. 4 for 45 minutes.

Place all sauce ingredients except cheese in a saucepan. Stirring continuously over a moderate heat, bring to the boil and cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened and smooth. Add cheese. Pour the sauce over the marrow and sprinkle with the sesame seeds and breadcrumbs. Return to the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown on top.

  • Servings 4
  • Preparation Time 25 mins
  • Cooking Time 1 hr

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