Little baby white mushrooms work best for this recipe. They are used with pasta and in salads on pizza and other recipes. While you can easily buy them in the deli section of super markets, the cost of this to prepare at home is just a fraction. It will store well when refrigerated. Keep it covered with the oil.
Pickling mushrooms is easy and takes a couple of minutes to prepare but will take 48 hours to mature.
Ingredients and method
450gms/1 lb small mushrooms, washed and wiped
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil
3 finely chopped fresh cloves of garlic
a few sprigs of oregano
1 flat ts of chili flakes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp brown sugar
Mix all the ingredients well. Wash and wipe the mushrooms and dunk them in the mixture. Cover and keep in a cool dry place for 48 hours. shake the mixture from time to time.
Use or store in a jar for up to 1 month refrigerated.
Add a couple of sun dried tomatoes, capers, olives, fresh red chillies. Any of these will be perfect!
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Niloufer's Kitchen: Winter
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