How to Marinate Mushrooms
Mushrooms are one of the most popular and commonly used vegetables in Europe and America. If you are looking to marinate mushrooms at home you will be glad to know that the steps involved are extremely simple. You are only required to follow some simple tips and techniques to perform this task at home, and do not need any complicated equipment or help from an expert. Marinated mushrooms have a lot of uses. In addition to being perfect for picnics, they can be a great side dish on Thanksgiving day. Once you place marinated mushrooms on the dinner table, your guests are bound to ask for more.
Prep time: 50 – 60 min
Yield: 5 to 6 servings
Utensils: Stirrer, piece of cloth, bowl, plates etc
Mushrooms: 2 lb
Chopped chives: 2 tbsp
Cider vinegar: 2 tbsp
Olive oil: 6 tbsp
Salt: 1 tbsp
Tabasco: 5 dashes
Fresh basil: 1 tbsp
Dried parsley: 2 tbsp
Dried oregano: 2 tbsp
Garlic: 2 cloves
Start by selecting the right kind of mushrooms - since you are marinating them, you will require a meaty, substantial type of mushroom. Use large button mushrooms, as these work best for this purpose, but you can also use portobello mushrooms.
Now, cut the mushrooms into small sized pieces using a knife or a cutter. If you are interested in marinating baby mushrooms, do not chop them up too small - you can simply halve them, or even leave them intact. Once you have cut the mushrooms, place them in a bowl.
Next, add chopped chives to the bowl of mushrooms. Mix the mushrooms and chives for a short while, and then set aside. Meanwhile, make pressed garlic using a garlic press. Add finely chopped fresh basil to the bowl containing the mushrooms, and then add in the pressed garlic.
In another bowl, add olive oil, salt, Tabasco, dried parsley, dried oregano and cider vinger. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until the required texture is achieved. Add some water to the mixture if you think it is too thick. Now, pour this mixture into the bowl containing the mushrooms.
You will be required to allow the mixture to marinate for at least 30 to 40 minutes for best results. Stir the mushrooms to distribute the dressing evenly. Keep the marinated mushrooms in a refrigerator before serving to your guests.