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marinaded mushroom – weekly photo challenge “unusual”

March 17, 2012

Marinaded mushrooms are a lovely and quite unusual dish – good for a weekly photo challenge. Mushrooms, unlike many other vegetables, change completely after having been marinaded; it’s as if they’e been cooked, but you need a good  dressing. This is the dresssing to use.  Everyone needs a good salad dressing recipe. Bottled salad dressings are either expensive and full of rubbish or cheap and nasty and still full of rubbish. You can adapt the flavourings and if you make a big batch it’ll keep in the fridge for a week or so (I think, but it always gets used before it goes off). It’s good on all salads (you can marinade thin white fish fillets in it too) and it makes a pretty coloured dressing  if that kind of thing is important to you.

You’ll need the juice of a lemon, 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar or white wine vinegar, about 200ml or 7fl oz (ish) olive oil, a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of  mustard (English preferably), a teaspoon of mixed herbs and some black pepper. Put all this into a jam jar or bottle with a lid and shake well until it’s amalgamated. Taste to see if you need to add anything.


For the marinaded mushrooms you’ll need about 6  firm mushrooms – chestnut are good, but the big flat mushrooms don’t work so well. Chop them up, put them in a bowl and add a bit of salt, a crushed clove of garlic and some herbs. Then pour some dressing over them, stir well and put in the fridge for at least an hour.

Eat them as a salad in their own right or add them,with the dressing/marinade, to a large bowl of green salad. Lovely. And they are even better the next day.



6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2012 8:02 am

    Beautiful shot 🙂

  2. March 18, 2012 4:31 pm

    Sounds yummy to me. The only thing “unusual” is that you took the time to photograph them 😉

  3. March 19, 2012 7:05 am

    i agree with Jeff. they sound delish!

  4. thirdhandart permalink
    March 21, 2012 1:47 am

    Sounds delicious and my husband loves mushrooms. Great entry!


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