Updated: Feb 4
This couldn't be an easier recipe... because it isn't really a recipe. It's a bunch of the right ingredients that you mix together until YOU like it!
Take whatever amount of mushrooms you have. You can use white button mushrooms or baby bellas or whatever...
Wipe them clean with a clean cloth. If they are really nasty dirty... you can rinse them but pat them completely dry right away.
Cut them up. I usually cut them in half then slice and put in a bowl.
Add a little vinegar (either white, red or even apple cider.
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice. For about 8oz of mushrooms I'd use 1/2 to 1 whole lemon.
Add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Chop up or squeeze through a press 2 med/lg cloves of garlic.
Chop up a few sprigs of fresh parsley and add to the mix.
Now stir, taste... believe me when I tell you that you'll know if you need to add a splash more vinegar or if it's too acidic add another splash of oil!
Add salt and black pepper to taste AFTER you've tasted it without. The vinegar makes it not need so much salt for some reason.
Add Hot Pepper flakes if you so desire. Start with a pinch and go from there.
Now once everything is in the bowl... just leave it out on the counter for a while and stir every now and then. You will see it all start to meld together and soak up all the flavors. Taste it every now and then also... (just because it is so good!!! and you may not get any after you put it out for others!)
Once it's marinated for a while you can put in a jar-and top with a little more extra virgin Olive Oil-this will congeal a bit on top and help preserve it when you store in the refrigerator.
These mushrooms are great on an antipasto platter, as a side dish, on toasts as a bruschetta or with a spoon out of the jar! I hope you enjoy them!
Ciao for now!