Marvelous Marinated Mushrooms

So there I was. In the kitchen, meal plan in hand, belly growling and ready to consume, and the chicken dinner I was planning just did not seem to have enough on the plate that would satisfy my dinosaur hunger.

Well lookie here! I made a video about how to make marinated mushrooms! Click to watch it.

I hastily eyed a vegan cookbook I had gotten for Christmas, Oh She Glows, took a deep breath, and opened up to the chapter marked “sides” hoping to God there was something simple yet hits my hungry omnivore spot just right.

I flipped and flipped and flipped until BOOM! I found it. A recipe for marinate mushrooms. Now, I love mushrooms…like I really really love mushrooms!

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Marinated mushroom recipe picture from the “Oh She Glows” cookbook…wow, right?

*this dish is inspired by the “marinated italian mushroom” recipe on page 193 under “sides”…just in case you were wondering 😛

I nearly wet my pants in happiness.

I adore mushrooms. In fact, I can never pass up that marinated goodness, whether it is set atop some beautiful cuts of meat or splayed so lovingly in an antipasto dish. You got mushrooms? I’ll EAT IT.

So, without further ado, here is my own adaptation of marvelous marinated mushrooms:

Serving size: 4 people

Prep Time: 15 minutes, Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of white button mushrooms
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of thinly minced shallots
  • 1/3 cup of chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Recipe

  1. Begin by pulling the stems of the mushrooms, leaving the “button” rounded top part to use. Set aside the stems for stir-fry or for another recipe.

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    White button mushrooms that have been de-stemmed
  2. With a damp cloth, quickly wipe each of the mushroom buttons to remove excess dirt and residue (yay, this part is the hardest part I swear!)

    marinated mushrooms, wiped clean
    mushroom caps are wiped and ready to go
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Then add garlic and shallots, sauteeing for 2 minutes

    marinated mushrooms, roasting garlic and shallots
    roasting some garlic and shallots
  4. Increase heat to medium-high and add the mushrooms for a nice saute, stirring frequently for 7-8 minutes more.
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Sauteing some mushrooms
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marinated mushrooms, freshly mixed and ready to go!

5. With a slotted spoon, remove mushrooms from skillet, leaving water and oil behind. In a large bowl, add parsley, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and vinegar. Stir until well-mixed.

6. You can do 2 things here. Either you can let the mushrooms cool for 30 min, cover it up, and stick it in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight. OR you can do what I did, let it cool for 5 minutes, and then dive in to eat. Both ways are fine, totally up to you and your patience level. 😛

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My marinated mushrooms, featured as a side dish complementing chicken and whole wheat couscous

These.mushrooms.are.amazing! I even had these mushrooms as leftovers for lunch the next day, and the magic effect of letting these bad boys marinate overnight almost sent me over the edge in delight. I will definitely make these again. no question there.img_3101.jpg

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