pickled mushrooms with herbs, garlic and raspberry balsamic

This recipe was given to me by a foodie friend who said they were sensational, and its been in my ‘blog -to-do-file’ for a while.

I tweaked it to include the very delicious Verlaque Balsamic Reduction with raspberries, and what a win it was.

What you need to make:

  • 500 gms Button Mushrooms
  • 4-5 Cloves Garlic finely chopped or squashed
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbl spoons lemon juice
  • 100ml Verlaque balsamic reduction with raspberries (you could also substitiute this with verjuice)
  • 2 Tbl spoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbl spoons chopped chives
  • Salt ( about 1 tsp of Maldon) and black pepper

How to make:

You could quarter or slice up the mushrooms which I think would be very nice, and would be necessary if they were quite big, but I left them whole.

Put all the ingredients, except the mushrooms into pot and bring to gentle boil.

Add the mushrooms and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Transfer into a jar or any container leaving them  in the liquid to cool overnight, and be warned that it is very tempting to eat them at this stage.

The flavours infuse and deepen overnight and the the fruity balsamic reduction adds a lovely little zing.

lip smackingly tasty and succulent

These pickled mushrooms are fantastic:

  • sprinkled on a salad
  • served with crusty bread as a sandwich
  • as part of tapas or meze for a starter,  lunch or picnic
  • or anyway you desire….

The juice makes a delicious dressing once the mushrooms have been used.

delicious with crusty bread and a few leaves
piled high on slices of toasted baguette


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  1. Yum Sam! I LOVE anything pickled and vinegary, so I’m salivating! Lovely photos.

  2. Thanks Fiona, this recipe is truly very tasty and they get better after a couple of days!

  3. These look so great! I love pickled vegetables and mushrooms, so this is something I need to try. The balsamic with raspberries sounds delicious!

  4. Thanks Lisa, the raspberry balsamic is awesome with them, but other wise you could use half vinegar and half white wine / verjuice.

  5. Oooooh, I think I could just pick these straight from the jar all day long. What a fab recipe. And your photos are stunning. That last one especially has me running to see if I still have any button mushrooms left in the fridge :o) Well done Sam xx

  6. Hi Marisa, Im down to the last 3 and they are a week old. They get even better after a few days. I would say a good few weeks in the fridge,perhaps even a month, thats if you can resist that long. They are so easy and great to keep on hand and then add to your sandwich or salad. You could also just use vinegar and white wine or verjuice.

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