Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mmmmarvellous marinated mushrooms

So many of  our family recipes start with the word ‘lemony’ that we feel we should be writing the Lemon mysteries. But who for a protagonist? Liz? Taken. Lulu? Ditto. All to say, we've changed the name of lemony marinated mushrooms to marvellous marinated mushrooms. We just discovered this easy, make-ahead veggie dish and we're glad we did. It takes less than ten minutes to prepare and keeps for several days. Tasty, filling and low carb. What's not to love? Great for a buffet or a bring-a-long dish.

Please welcome Marvellous Marinated Mushrooms!

Marvellous  marinated mushrooms


 You will need: 

Juice of one lemon
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 cloves of garlic, slivered
½ tsp dried herbs – herbs de Provence, thyme or your favorite will all do
1/3 cup good olive oil
Pinch of sugar
4 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
8 ounces white button mushrooms and 8 ounces brown (Cremini) mushrooms - or whatever type of mushrooms you prefer.
Salt and pepper to suit yourself


Clean and quarter the mushrooms

Whisk the lemon juice, mustard, garlic, seasonings, parsley, and sugar.

Slowly add olive oil, whisking to incorporate. Stir constantly and dressing will thicken as oil is used.

Toss mushrooms with dressing. Marinate at least three hours (although we ate ours sooner), but they will be even better the next day – if they last that long.

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  1. Thanks, Avery (and Daryl too!)
    I always have bowls of lemons around - pretty and delicious.

  2. What a refreshing idea for summer suppers. (With that lovely lemon flavor, I can see this on my plate with a fresh piece of grilled fish. Delicious!)

    Thank you, Victoria - and Happy Mother's Day, MJ! Do you have something tasty planned for Sunday?

    1. Thanks, Cleo! there are various moms in our extended family, so we will have yummy things this Sunday and next.

  3. Alliteration-love it!
    And mushrooms? I swear I could serve pet food to my husband if I included mushrooms. (just joking, but...)
    Thanks for a new twist on an old favorite.

  4. Too funny, Libby, and yet I understand his POV.

    I hope he likes this version!

  5. Ohhhh! I am making these the next time I have house guests. What a great dish to make ahead. And wonderful for summer, too. Yum!


  6. Yes, it's great for hot weather and easy with guests!
    Thanks, Krista!