What is a Marrow And What Do I Do With It?
In the fertile farmland of Meridell grows a plant so lusciously large and delightfully
delicious, it has become renowned throughout all Neopia. The marrow has become
so popular there is even a game held daily to guess the weight of the largest
of the crop. Many a pet can be fed from the fruit of a single Marrow vine, but
what exactly is a Marrow? And what are you supposed to do with it once you get
A member of the Zucchini family, the marrow has the distinction of being the
only variety able to grow in all Neopia. Yes, that's right, the Marrow is a
vegetable! Yet despite that fact that it is not a cake or candy, its popularity
has never diminished, perhaps because of the wide variety of ways it can be
The lovely large marrow can be sliced, diced, chopped, blended, pureed, mashed,
peeled, and pressed. It can even be julienned! The ways it can be cooked are
just as numerous. The marrow will hold up under heat while you fry, steam, roast,
broast, braise, broil, boil, simmer, saute, flambe, grill or fricassee. However
it is prepared, Marrow is the vegetable of choice in Neopia.
Tyrannians enjoy their marrow simmered slowly in a vat of Borovan over an open
flame. Often they include chunks of Blumaroo Steak and slivers of Bagguss to
thicken the broth. This steamy stew is often served with a side of Rock Sprouts
and a hearty loaf of stale bread.
In Neopia Central, marrow can be found in homes and shops alike. While it is
never advertised, the Bakery has been known to slip a few loaves of Marrow Bread
into its ovens. Be sure to ask for a sample the next time you stop by.
Have you ever wondered what it is about the crust of your favorite slice served
by Pizzaroo that makes it so tasty? The secret ingredient used in that crispy
crust is none other than marrow! Occasionally you may even find a pizza or two
topped with this succulent veggie.
Even the Food Shop is jumping on the marrow bandwagon! The Bangers and Mash
platter now features a new side dish of boiled marrow. Slices of marrow are
even known to have shown up in the ever popular Egg and Tomato Sandwich. It
won't be long before Marrow starts making its appearance in Picnic Hampers too!
When preparing meals at home, pets in Neopia Central have been experimenting
with a wide variety of ingredients combined with Marrow. Served recently at
one table was a salad of julienned marrow, carrots and cabbage topped with a
creamy dressing made with Neggs. From yet another home the air was filled with
the sweet scent of diced marrow roasting alongside an Orange-Stuffed Turkey.
Rumor has it that in Faerieland feasts are often held. At these feasts can
be found delicate puffs of mashed marrow baked in the ovens of the Earth Faerie.
When questioned about it, Fyora denied these rumors, but did state that if it
were so, she would enjoy her marrow puff served with a side of assorted sauteed
It was recently reported the Astronomy Club over in Altador held a celebratory
banquet in honour of the King. The club members dined on an unusually large
number of dishes containing marrow. The topper of them all came with dessert.
Marrow smothered in melted Quadruple Fudge Cheese prepared by volunteers from
Meridell was served with a Strawberry Blend Slushie, courtesy of the Slushie
Shop in Terror Mountain.
When his minions can safely slip unnoticed into Meridell, they are sure to
bring marrow back for the enjoyment of Dr. Sloth. However, rumors of candied
marrow peel seen stuck in his teeth are unconfirmed.
Although deep-frying is not the healthiest of ways to cook any food, at least
The Golden Dubloon remembers that even pirates need to eat their vegetables!
Perhaps some day they can be convinced to give steamed or broiled marrow a chance,
though it probably won't taste quite the same with a mug of Grog.
Many Neopets have ventured deep into the jungles of Mystery Island in search
of the Cooking Pot. Though numerous secret recipes have been uncovered, no one
has yet found one for marrow. However, orders for Marrow to be shipped to Mystery
Island have been flooding in! They must be doing something with it...
If you visit the exclusive Kelp restaurant in Maraqua, you won't find marrow
on the menu. You see, the chef insists each serving be made to order! When interviewing
diners as they were leaving the establishment, some mentioned a tasty kebab
of shrimp and marrow, while others were raving about their marrow juice cocktails.
One departing customer even claims he enjoyed a dish of fricasseed marrow and
Titanic Giant Squid.
If you are planning on paying a visit to the Deserted Fairgrounds in the near
future be sure to pick up a tasty treat of buttered, air-popped marrow. It has
the same crunchy texture as popcorn with more fiber to help keep you moving
through that spooky place.
As you can see, marrow is a very versatile veggie. If you enjoy experimenting
with your cuisine, marrow is a good place to start. Don't be afraid to try unusual
combinations of flavors and cooking methods. You might just stumble upon a new