Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated mushrooms can be found at the corner of Simple and Tasty!  They can also add an elegant touch to a summer get together with friends.

Last summer a friend served marinated mushrooms as part of a casual get together with wine and cheese. I hadn’t given mushrooms that much thought or consideration prior to then, but they had such a great crunch and overall flavor that I was immediately impressed. They were simply, yet nicely, served family style in a large bowl for everyone to enjoy. I think they would also work great skewered three at a time for a more elegant look at a cocktail party.  Best of all…they are easy to make and can be made a day or two early and still taste great.  Be sure to start with fresh mushrooms for the best results.

Mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb button mushrooms, cleaned and stems trimmed.
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil ( any oil will work)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 10 black pepper corns
  • 10 cloves
  • 1/2 cup dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a stockpot.

Mushroom prep

2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

3. Reduce heat to minimum, cover,  and simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary (to reduce acidity or saltiness add more boiled water).

5. Let it cool to room temperature.

6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Mushrooms can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

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