Monday, January 26, 2009

marinated wild mushrooms

Picking, cooking and eating wild mushrooms is something of a pastime in Italy, wild mushrooms (fungi) grow allover Italy especially in the mountain valleys. The types of wild mushrooms include porcini, chantrelles, morels and shaggy inkcaps. All are equally as good as each other and can be used in any recipe calling for wild mushrooms.

what you'll need
1/2 cup olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, halved lengthwise
1 kg (2.2lbs) assorted mushrooms, stems trimmed (the more varieties the better)
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
6 whole cloves
2 bay leaves

what to do
Warm oil, add garlic; sauté until golden, about 6 minutes. Discard garlic. Increase heat to medium-high. Add mushrooms and parsley; sauté until mushrooms are golden, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Cool to room temperature. Transfer to container; cover and chill until cold. Drain to serve
Why not try them on top of some bruschetta or toasted focaccia


  1. This sounds yummy Joe,
    Must try it one day!

  2. Your receipe sound yummy, my husband built our wood fired pizza oven last year and it works great, I have finally worked out a great pizza base receipe.
    I have a picture off our oven on my blog.


    I am a blogging friend of your mums, we are in queensland

  3. Hi Joe...welcome to Blogland!! I'm goint to follow you...I think you might give me some ideas as I'm doing a TAFE cookery course this year. Good luck with the book...Dzintra

  4. Welcome Joe! I love your Mother's blog and am so happy to find yours. This mushroom recipe sounds like it will become a favorite of my husband. Thank you!

  5. Hello Joe! Your mother sent me over. I'm really interested in your pizza oven. I hope you will post pictures and recipes sometime. I look forward to reading more....

  6. Hi Joe - j'adore funghi !!!!!
    Ya mum sent me - I'll be watching you closely from over the pond !!!!

  7. WELCOME to blogland Joe. Your blog AND dishes look great......carry on!

  8. Whoohoo! Welcome back Joe - you have a Faithful Follower here - looking forward to a personally signed copy of your book! Shall talk about you on my next Post - you will have every quilter in the world following you!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  9. Guys thansk for all the great comments if you want to see my pizza oven i have also started a blog for my pizza oven, whick in time i wil ladd to

  10. Oh yum! Thanks for the wonderful recipes!