Yum Peaceful Cooking: Grandma Sally's Marinated Mushrooms

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Grandma Sally's Marinated Mushrooms

There's actually a short story behind this recipe.

You see....the house we live in is the same house my husband grew up in.

The cute little old lady next door that goes grocery shopping with me every weekend, use to change my Sir Sportsalot's diapers (baaaaaaaaaahhhahahahahaaaa). I don't know why that cracks me up.

Anyways.....I got this recipe from my neighbor. Who happened to get it from the mother in-law that I never got to meet.

How cool is that?

And now I'm going to share it with you :)

It's so simple that even a newly married, not very experienced cook, young gal (like myself some 20 yrs ago) can make.

And it tastes really good! It makes a bunch. And if you let it sit in the fridge a day or two...why it just gets even better.

1 1/2 lbs. mushrooms (I used crimini)
3/4 cup oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp basil
6 - 10 pepper corns
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove

Gently wash your mushrooms and cut the dry ends off the...stub? stem? trunk? Whatever it is...cut it off!

In a good sized deep skillet or large sauce pan, combine everything except for the mushrooms. Simmer for about 10 mins

Loooook....they're making friends

Add your mushrooms and stir until nicely coated. You'll know when they're all coated cuz they get all shiny and pretty

Cover and cook. Now...depending on the size of your mushrooms, you'll want to cook them for about 5 - 10 minutes. The original recipe said 3 - 5 minutes but my mushrooms were pretty good sized and I ended up cooking them for 10 minutes. You don't want them soggy...wilted or soft. You want them....mmm...I dunno....kinda al dente.

Once they've cooked and cooled off, put them in a storage container and keep in the fridge until you're ready to eat.

Of course I had to eat a few while they were still warm.....

Just to make sure they were ok. Ya...thats why.

I figure this would be a nice easy appetizer to serve at any of the parties or get togethers you'll be hosting or attending for the upcoming holidays. I hope you get a chance to enjoy them.


  1. Oh yummm I love mushrooms.
    Going to have to try this recipe!

  2. I love mushrooms - these look delish!

  3. oh yeah, baby! luvin' me some shrooms. those are beautiful!

  4. What a great appetizer idea! I love mushrooms.

  5. This looks great....I'll give this one a try.

  6. WOW... these really look great... And just a heads up, you need to come visit my site tomorrow, there is a contest coming that these would be perfect for

  7. Yup, I totally want to make these so that I can eat 'em all up!! They sound awesome :D

  8. Im going to add these delicious suckers to my antipasto tray!

  9. Tango - its so easy!! I hope you like it :)

    Natashya - thank you!

    DD - nothing beats pretty food LOL.

    Erica - I never knew how many people loved mushrooms!! LOL I think I buy at least a lb a week and always use em up

    Michele - I know...yum, right?

    Sheryl - Let me know whatcha think :)

    Grill - I'll def check it out. I can only go to your blog (and a few others) from work or on my daughters laptop...for some reason my laptop freezes up. irritates me to no end!!

    Heather - btw....darling new pic!! and ya, I'll have to fight you for em!! LOL

    Donna - thats an awesome idea!!!

  10. Come take a look at my sight today... these would be PERFECT for a recipe contest I am running...

  11. Mmm, yum! I'd love to make these and then stuff them and bake them. I wonder if they'd hold up?

  12. I am totally going to make these! I LOVE marinated mushrooms! Thank you so much.

  13. I am lover of all things mushroom! This looks delicious!

    We used to have a goat when I was a kid (kid. ha!) named Sir Spotsalot! Isn't that too funny?!

  14. I have mushroom's leftover from Beef Wellington in the frig too! I think I will make these for tonite! Thanks.

  15. mmmm M u s h r o o m s..... Is it bad for to sneak the plate away from the party and hide in a corner? ;)

  16. We are crazy about mushrooms around here- this recipe sounds (and looks) super!

  17. Lol! You crack me up. The mushrooms look great too!


  18. These marinated mushrooms are a fabulous idea to serve as an appetizer for guests! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  19. I love recipes where the flavors develop more complexly if you refrigerate overnight. I think it's funny too that your neighbor use to change your hubby's diapers. LOL!

  20. Grandma Sally sounds like a gem! I'll be making these--they sound so good.

  21. Great appetizer idea...especially around the holidays. I love recipes with a story to them too!

  22. Those are going to go perfectly with a nice ribeye at my house one day soon!


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