Peel the marrow, remove the seeds, cut in half lengthways and cut each half in four. Butter a fireproof dish well. Lay the marrow in it, dust with pepper and salt and sprinkle thickly with the herbs. Put dabs of butter in each piece of marrow. Closely cover the dish with its lid or with foil. Bake in a moderate oven, 350° F., gas mark 4, for 25–30 minutes. Serve in the dish in which it was cooked.
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