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“Easy & the best tasting Marinated Mushrooms I have ever had! Found this recipe in Cook's Illustrated. Leave whole if mushrooms are small, halved if medium, quartered if large. Skillet size limits the yield of this recipe; if you would like to double it, cook the mushrooms in two separate batches but marinate them together. Thyme, parsley, or basil makes a good last-minute addition--use only one, however, not all three. Enjoy!!”
6hrs 20mins
3 1/2 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons oil, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking.
  2. Add mushrooms and 2 tablespoons lemon juice; cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms release moisture, moisture evaporates, and mushrooms have browned around edges, about 10 minutes.
  3. Spread mushrooms in single layer on large plate or rimmed baking sheet; cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  4. When cooled, transfer mushrooms to medium bowl, leaving behind any juices.
  5. Stir garlic, shallot, and bell pepper into mushrooms.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 6 or up to 24 hours.
  7. Before serving, allow mushrooms to stand at room temperature about 1 hour.
  8. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and thyme and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper just before serving.

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