Lamb’s Heart, Pan Fried Marrow Bone

By chef Gordon Jones


For the tomato ice cream, blend the tomatoes with ginger, chilli, garlic, salt, sugar and a dash of sherry vinegar. Pass the tomatoes through a sieve and churn in an ice cream maker. Leave to set in the freezer.

Soak the bone marrow in salt for one hour then pop the marrow out from the centre of the bone. Dry the marrow and season with pepper; cook the marrow for the same time as the hearts.

Trim all fat and sinew from the hearts and marinade in salt, pepper and curry oil for two hours. Very lightly sear the hearts for one minute on each side in a very hot pan. Slice thinly to serve.

For the garnishes, blend the peas with the vegetable stock to make a thick, smooth purée and season with salt, Tabasco and lime juice to taste. Dust the lotus roots with seasoned our and fry until golden brown.

To present the dish, thinly slice and season the radishes and cucumber and arrange on to the plate. Add the mushy peas and stack the tendons, bone marrow and crispy lotus root. Add a quenelle of tomato ice cream on top and garnish with mixed herbs. Drizzle with maple syrup to serve.

Menu Gordon Jones

This recipe is featured in our book Signature Chefs South West & Channel Islands. Click here for more information

Ingredients for four servings:

Tomato Ice Cream

  • 1Kg Tomatoes
  • 20G Ginger, Peeled & Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Chilli, Deseeded & Roughly Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Roughly Chopped
  • Salt, To Taste
  • 200G Sugar
  • Sherry Vinegar, To Taste

Bone Marrow

  • 200G Bone Marrow
  • Pepper, To Taste

Lamb’s Hearts

  • 2 Lamb’s Heart
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • Curry Oil, As Needed


  • 200G Peas
  • 200Ml Vegetable Stock
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Tabasco Sauce, To Taste
  • 1 Lime, Juice
  • 250G Lotus Root, Thinly Sliced
  • Flour, As Needed
  • Rapeseed Oil, For Cooking

To Serve

  • 100G Radish
  • 1 Cucumber
  • Baby Mixed Leaves, As Needed
  • Maple Syrup, To Taste