This recipe is written exactly as my mom wrote it a long time ago. It can be adjusted to even make a big batch just increase the ingredients as you go along.
1 pound of white mushrooms
2 sticks of butter or 1/2 tub of margerine
2 medium-sized onions
2 bay leaves
about 10 whole cloves
whole peppercorns or pickling peppercorns
1 teaspoon sugar
The white mushrooms starting from 1 pound and up are taken and washed and place in a dry pot. On top of the mushrooms place two sticks of butter (you'll use more if you have more mushrooms) or if using margerine - half a tub. Add some salt and pepper. Put on a tight fitting lid and saute for at least 20 minutes. Then drain the mushrooms in a sieve or colander. If you like you may drain them in a bowl. Afterwards place the bowl in the fridge and the butter or margerine will harden again. Then you can use it for cooking. Let the mushrooms drain. Meanwhile make a marinade. Cut up at least two onions into rings. Place in a pot and add 2 bay leaves, about 10 whole cloves, some whole black peppers or pickling peppers, vinegar (according to taste - you don't want the mushrooms to be too vinegary. You can use half water and half vinegar so it is tart but not overwhelming), some sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and take off of the heat. Put the mushrooms into jars, pour over the marinade and seal tightly. When cooled place in fridge. They keep up to a month best so they don't get too soggy. You can adjust this recipe so see how long it takes for your family and friends to eat the mushrooms because you can always make more.
How to Make Italian Marinated Mushrooms
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Learning how to make Italian marinated mushrooms is one of those recipes that will come in handy more than you realize. These delicious and easy to prepare mushrooms can be used for antipasto or as a side dish to a tasty Italian meal.
In this post, I’ll share with you my own Italian version of marinated mushrooms, and the various ways you can prepare them, whether you serve them warm or serve them cold as you would for rounding out your own homemade Italian antipasto platter.
How to eat these lovely little marinated mushrooms?!
Straight from the jar, if you’re as obsessed with me!
Or you can serve them as an appetizer with a cheese board, or a veggie platter, or bread, or crackers. You can also add them to pizzas or salads, or any kind of food you want to add a flavor bomb of pickled, tangy, marinated mushrooms to.
Stay tuned for Friday, I am sharing these beautiful marinated mushrooms in a salad recipe that I know you won’t want to miss.
Don’t be a sad mushroom. Be a happy mushroom! Check back in on Friday for that tasty salad!
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The Best Marinated Mushrooms
I’m blogging today with a frown. Why you might ask? Well, because I had tickets to the Mumford and Sons concert tonight but it was postponed until a day I can’t make it. So instead, I sit here and blog about mushrooms.
On the bright side, at least I’ve still got a bowl full of The Best Marinated Mushrooms to drown my sorrows in.
I recently developed quite the obsession with marinated mushrooms. It all started with Whole Foods marinated mushrooms from their prepared food bar (which I’m also obsessed with). If you like mushrooms, you’ve GOT to marinate them.
Mushrooms absorb flavor ssooo well. So, no matter what your favorite marinade is, I guarantee it’ll make your shrooms taste just like heaven.
This simple balsamic soy sauce marinade can be adjusted to fit your taste so you can adjust the balsamic or soy if you like one better than the other. You really can’t go wrong with The Best Marinated Mushrooms.
Throw them on salads. Serve them as a side dish. Eat them with a fork straight out of your food storage container. I won’t judge. I even ate these for breakfast today. (I’m wild).
So, while I can’t be bringing you a super thrilling recap of my awesome time at the Mumford concert (tear), I can bring you this recipe for The Best Marinated Mushrooms. And it’s sort of the next best thing.
Ingredients for Marinated Mushrooms:
- 650 grams mushrooms (cremini or button)
- 5 cloves garlic
- 10 allspice whole berries
- 1/3 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 80 ml olive oil
- 4 tablespoons vinegar (apple cider vinegar or wine vinegar)
How to make homemade marinated mushrooms:
- Do not mince garlic, just chop cloves into flakes and add them to the mixture of oil and vinegar.
- Now, it is time for all the spices to go into the marinade: allspice, bay leaf, chili powder, sugar and salt.
- Transfer mushrooms into the pot and stir them carefully (do not forget to clean mushrooms thoroughly under running water and dry them with a paper towel before cooking). You do not have to add any water, as mushrooms release liquid while cooking.
- Put a pot with mushrooms on a minimum heat with closed lead. After simmering mushrooms for 10 minutes in a closed pot, remove the lead and stir the mushrooms once again carefully not to deform them. Close the pot and let mushrooms simmer for additional 8 minutes.
- Remove mushrooms from the heat (the pot should still be closed) and let them sit in the marinade until they cool down. This time will be enough to get them marinated as we need. Bon appetit!
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As you can see, it is a simple recipe where you do not have to refrigerate or marinate mushrooms for a long period of time before serving. It is as simple and quick as it can be! Keep homemade pickled mushrooms in a tightly sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 14 days.
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21 Best Mushroom Recipes Ever
Mushrooms are terrific, especially if you give up meats, dairy, and just trying to eat healthy food. They pack lots of protein and can be very filling. You can make a perfect comfort food with mushrooms and still stay healthy.
So check out these favorite mushroom recipes that you can and should add to your dinner rotation.
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms
A 30-minute appetizer, made with simple ingredients and three types of cheese. See the link for the complete instructions.
Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Mushroom and Garlic Sauce
What a delicious recipe for spaghetti squash with roasted mushroom and garlic sauce. See this link for the complete instructions.
Spinach and Mushroom Quinoa
What a delicious, healthy spinach and mushroom quinoa. See this article for the cooking instructions.
Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese
Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese – swimming in white wine, garlic, and cream sauce. Perfect for a date night in. See the link for the method.
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce
Grilled or Baked Marinated Portabella Mushrooms served with creamy gravy. Follow this link for the complete cooking method.
Mushroom Curry with Spinach and Chickpeas
Warming, creamy and tasty mushroom curry with spinach and chickpeas. Perfect for a chilly Autumn evening, easy to make and ready in 40 minutes. Follow this link for the complete cooking instructions.
Baked Gnocchi with Spinach and Mushrooms
A heavenly vegetarian gnocchi recipe that, thanks to a few cheat ingredients, is ready in under 30 minutes. Follow the link for the cooking instructions.
Vegan Caramelized Mushroom Pizza
This vegan caramelized mushroom pizza is topped with a white garlic sauce, caramelized onions, and fresh rosemary for the most mouthwatering pizza. Follow the link for the cooking method.
Wild Mushroom and Beef Stew
Fragrant mushrooms and tender meat are combined with fresh herbs to give this classic beef stew a gourmet twist. Follow this article for the instructions.
Avocado Toast with Garlic Mushrooms
A crispy toast with creamy guacamole and fried garlic mushrooms is the perfect snack for in between, or for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This recipe is very simple and quick to make, delicious and so healthy. Follow the link for the complete method.
Tuscan Style Stuffed Mushrooms in Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Tuscan Style Stuffed Mushrooms in Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce makes a great vegetarian dish, packed with flavor. See this link for the recipe.
Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Take the key ingredients of the favorite Caprese salad – tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil – and pile them into portobello mushroom caps to make a delicious and satisfying vegetarian main dish. See the link for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Rigatoni with Mushroom Sauce
This is a terrific recipe for rigatoni with mushroom sauce. See this article for the complete recipe.
Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar
This Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar is full of flavor and healthy too. You’ll be happy to know that it is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and also a great low carb side dish. Follow the link for the complete cooking instructions.
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
This creamy mushroom pasta recipe makes a delicious vegetarian weeknight dinner. Ready in about 30 minutes. Follow this link for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Mushroom Parmesan Fettuccine
This is a terrific mushroom parmesan fettuccine. Follow the link for the complete method.
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
These crab stuffed mushrooms are mushroom caps filled with flaked crab and three types of cheese, then baked to golden brown perfection. Follow this link for the complete instructions.
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup is full flavored and so easy to make, you won’t buy soup in a can again. Follow this link for the method.
Creamy Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms and Spinach
This Creamy Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms and Spinach makes an easy gluten-free lunch or dinner that is plant-based, healthy and ready in only 15 minutes. Follow this article for the method.
Buttery Garlic Mushrooms with a flavor twist. The herb garlic butter sauce is so good you’ll be serving these mushrooms with everything. See the link for the complete cooking method.
Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry
Vegan stir fry recipes are great for quick and easy weeknight meals. See the article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
With our 11 best Indian mushroom recipes, we have something for everyone. From aromatic curries to masaledar stir-fries, the burst of desi spices will leave you thrilled.
Kombu Barthad is a surprisingly simple stir-fry with mushrooms chillies, coconut vinegar and curry leaves. It is a Coorg dish and is enjoyed in large parts of Karnataka.
Kombu Barthad (Mushroom Chilly Fry)
2. Shahi Mushroom
As princely as it sounds, this recipe offers a burst of deep, rich flavours. Button mushrooms bathed in a hearty gravy with a freshly made shahi garam masala.
3. Kalan Milagu
A simple mushroom stir-fry brightened with black pepper. It is a popular South Indian side that is best served with hot steamed rice.
4. Mushroom Chettinad
If you are a spice lover, this one is not to be missed. Chettinad from Tamil Nadu is one of the spiciest cuisines in India. Mushrooms tossed with coconut, tamarind, chillies and pepper.
5. Mushroom Kofta in Tomato Gravy
This one's a complete crowd-pleaser with a combination of distinctive flavours. Spinach and cottage cheese batter stuffed with mushrooms and fried golden, dip them in a tangy tomato gravy and serve hot. (Mushroom Kofta in Tomato Gravy Recipe Video)
Mushroom Kofta in Tomato Gravy
6. Potato and Mushroom Kebabs
This dish highlights the versatility of mushrooms. An entertaining snack made with potatoes, mushrooms, cottage cheese and spices, all battered and shallow fried. Serve with a homemade mango pickle sauce to lend an extra kick.
Potato in Mushroom Kebabs
7. Stuffed Dhaniya & Pepper Mushrooms
A quick snack for those last minute dinner parties. Mushrooms caps stuffed with an aromatic filling of coriander leaves, pepper, garlic and cheese. The fresh tomato chutney brings the dish alive.
Stuffed Dhaniya & Pepper Mushrooms
8. Mushroom Utthapam
This Southern favourite gets a new twist with the addition of mushrooms, spinach and corn.(Mushroom Utthapam Recipe Video)
9. Matar Mushroom Sukhe
Mushrooms cooked with peas and mild spices. A simple recipes that releases their charm.
Matar Mushroom Sukhe
10. Mushroom Xacuti
A Goan favourite with classic flavours of coconut oil, tamarind, kokum and Goan vinegar. (More Mushroom Recipes)
Mushroom and Potato Xacuti
11. Mushroom Palak Kofta
Little puff pastry cases filled with delicious and creamy, savory filling of mixed mushrooms. Topped with thyme and berry jam, Mushroom Vol Au Vent makes for an amazing snack dish for dinner parties.Mushtoom Palak Kofta. Photo Credit: NDTV Beeps
Mushrooms make for a lovely vegetarian meal as a whole and can be made in so many ways. Try these recipes to balance the health and taste quotient well on your lunch or dinner table.
These marinated grilled Portobello mushrooms marinate for at least six hours in a blend of soy sauce, citrus, garlic, chili paste, and more. The spicy Asian vibe works so well with the earthy mushrooms.
Add to that the smoky flavor the grill imparts, and oh my, what a dish!
Oh, and just in case you’re not going for the vegetarian meat thing, this Grilled Coffee Balsamic Flank Steak is one of my favorites.
And better yet, also for the non-vegetarians, you can serve this with the mushrooms. They’d be fabulous together.
30+ of Our Best Mushroom Recipes to Try ASAP
Mushrooms are a severely underrated vegetable. They’re often hiding in the background, playing the supporting role instead of having their time in the limelight. But mushrooms are a powerhouse, adding serious meatiness and deep, rich flavor everywhere they’re added. You can count on this regardless of variety. Shiitakes, oysters, trumpet, and morel mushrooms always get high marks, but even basic button mushrooms have a lot to offer up.
The first step in cooking up a totally irresistible mushroom recipe is picking up good-quality mushrooms at the grocery store or farmers market. That means choosing mushrooms that are smooth and plump with no gooey or mushy spots, and avoiding mushrooms with excessive browning on the caps. While they’ll keep for about a week at home (keep them in the original packaging in the fridge, or a paper bag for wild mushrooms), it’s worth cooking them up sooner than later.
It’s time we pay homage to the meaty, mighty mushroom! From savory soup to a creamy sauce, we’ve compiled more than 30 totally irresistible mushroom recipes put mushrooms front and center, where they belong.