I’m dedicating this recipe to my dad, who convinced me to publish the idea to the blog a while back. He’s quite the raving fan of marinated mushrooms…and of me…and the feeling is completely mutual 🙂 So, in honor of Father’s Day…and awesome dad’s…here’s my recipe for easy Marinated Mushrooms.
Easy Marinated Mushrooms
It occurs to me that any other food blogger might dedicate ribs, or steak, or bacon-y things to their dad on his special day.
But, my dad talks about marinated mushrooms as much as he talks about those Dad foods.
And he guarantees they’re a hit!
Well, I love Baby Bellas…and I love my dad.
So, what’s a girl to do but take his advice, write a recipe inspired by him, and dedicate it to him.
Here’s how my dad makes his marinated mushrooms for 15-20 people:
~ buy a 10 lb box of mushrooms…yep, that’s 10 pounds!
~ chop ’em into bite-sized pieces, or leave them whole.
~ place them in a giant pan (Dad uses a 6″ deep steam table pan)
~ pour 2-16oz bottles of Italian dressing over the mushrooms; they’ll float at first, but they’ll eventually absorb the dressing and sink.
~ refrigerate up to 3 or 4 days, stirring as needed
~ try not to eat them all before it’s party time!
Of course, being TKG, I have to go and complicate my dad’s process by making the Italian dressing instead of buying the packaged stuff, but guys, you know how much I love making stuff!
In a pinch though, I wouldn’t hesitate to use a store-bought Italian dressing.
Anyway, for this recipe, I created a super-easy recipe for Italian dressing if you prefer [see recipe below].
One thing you should know about these marinated mushrooms…they’re the perfect, chilled condiment or appetizer for any party or picnic.
They won’t last long due to the delish-factor.
My dad tells me he has a hard time not gobbling them down before he takes them to his event.
He swears you have to taste-test them every day during the marinating process.
Want more easy, summer party recipes?
Check out my Marinated Grilled Portobello Mushroom Mini Steaks…yum!
Ingredients you’ll need for easy Marinated Mushrooms:
- baby Portobello mushrooms
- olive oil
- white wine vinegar
- garlic cloves
- Dijon mustard
- dried onion flakes
- Italian seasoning
- crushed red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
Tools I use for this recipe:
- mason jar with lid
- chef knife and cutting board
- 4-quart storage container
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