Marinated mushrooms are a wonderful side dish. I even like to snack on them sometimes. Homemade marinated mushrooms just can’t compare in taste and texture to store-bought. I use several recipes for marinating mushrooms, one of which I share in the Pasta salad recipe and Natasha’s Kitchen has a great one too. It is so convenient to marinate fresh mushrooms and have in the refrigerator to enjoy whenever you feel the craving for a snack. Another shortcut is to use canned mushrooms and gussy them up with lots of fresh flavor.
Yields: 2 servings
2 cans (8 oz) straw mushrooms
1-2 Tablepoons olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons white vinegar (you can also use white or red wine vinegar, or even cider vinegar)
1 small onion or shallot, sliced
1 small galic clove, minced
1 teaspoon fresh dill, chives and/or parsley minced, each
Drain the mushrooms and rinse. Toss all the ingredients together. Voilá! What a simple and easy way to bring some fresh flavor into canned mushrooms and elevate them to a whole other level. You can also add roasted red peppers, minced, to the mushrooms if you like.