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This recipe is for pickling the porcini mushroom also known as the penny bun, cep or cepe. This is a delicious way to preserve wild mushrooms and serve them any time you wish! Other flavourful edible wild mushrooms would work well for this recipe.

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IngredientsMakes: 5 500ml jars pickled mushrooms

  • 2kg porcini mushrooms
  • 850ml water
  • 250ml white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 allspice berries
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • whole peppercorns, to taste

MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:1hr

  1. Trim and wash the mushrooms. Place the mushrooms in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat then drain and pour over fresh water, bring to the boil again. If the mushrooms are big, cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Divide the mushrooms equally between 5 (500ml) jars, leaving room for the brine.
  3. In a large pot, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, salt, bay leaf, allspice, onion and peppercorns and bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes then remove from the heat and set aside to cool. When lukewarm pour into the jars with mushrooms using a funnel. Stir to mix.
  4. Seal the jars with lids and place into a large saucepan lined with cloth. Pour water to cover 3/4 height of the jars then bring to the boil and sterilise for 7 minutes. Remove from the water and store in a cool place.

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How to Make Pickled Mushrooms

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Serve with jack cheese and your favorite crackers


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Calories per serving: 52

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Pro Tip: Serve them Warm

Most of the time, I like to warm these up and add them to a dish, as a garnish to finish a plate, or as part of a warm salad, or appetizer. They can even be an appetizer in themselves. Baked in a dish with a little liquid and topped with a slice of brie and melted under the broiler in an oven, they’re ridiculously good spooned on toast, with a green salad on the side to cut the richness. I’m sure you can figure out plenty of things to do with them, if you don’t end up eating them out of the jar standing in front of the fridge.

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In a large saucepan, combine the vinegar, 1 cup water, the rosemary, bay leaves, salt, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, add the mushrooms, and adjust the heat to a low simmer. Cover, and cook until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.

Remove the pot from the heat, add the garlic and orange peel, and let cool completely in the cooking liquid.

Pack the mushrooms and their seasonings into a sterilized jar or crock, and pour over them the cooking liquid to cover. Seal the jar, and refrigerate at least 24 hours or up to a week, to let the flavors develop.

To serve, drain off the liquid, and place the mushrooms in a serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil to coat, add the parsley, toss well, and serve.

Preserved mushrooms in vinegar

Pickling is a pretty straightforward process but it’s good to consider your ingredients before you start the recipe. Matthew Evans says, “The better quality vinegar, the better quality end product. Also, use really good garlic, purple with a bit of root on means it’s Australian.”



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  • salt
  • whole lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 kg whole mushrooms (smaller is preferred)
  • 1 litre white wine vinegar
  • pinch of sugar
  • 3 blades of mace
  • 1 cinnamon stick, plus extra
  • 2 garlic cloves, plus extra
  • sage leaves
  • olive oil
  • nutmeg
  • cloves
  • coriander seeds
  • cumin seeds
  • 1 sage sprig
  • bay leaves
  • peppercorns

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


Standing time 10 minutes

Preserving time 2–3 weeks

In a large pot, add 3 litres of water, 1 tablespoon salt and a squeeze of lemon. Bring to the boil. Add the mushrooms and boil for a further 3 minutes.

Drain the mushrooms and dry on paper towel.

Meanwhile, make up the spiced vinegar: To the white wine vinegar, add 1 teaspoon salt, sugar, mace, cinnamon and garlic. (You can add other spices such as nutmeg, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds to your own taste.) Bring the spiced vinegar to the boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes.

Dry the mushrooms completely, patting any moisture off with paper towel. Transfer into sterilised jars.

Bring the spiced vinegar back to the boil. Pour this over the mushrooms in the jars and add a couple of leaves of sage per jar, the extra garlic cloves and cinnamon sticks. Make sure the mushrooms are completely covered. Top with a little olive oil.

Seal the jars immediately.

Store in a cool, dry place for 2–3 weeks before consuming. Once opened, keep in the fridge.

Pickled Mushrooms

Hey Guys! Today we have some super quick and easy pickled mushrooms! I really love pickled anything, in this case the combination of the spicy brine paired with the soft mushrooms…so good! You can put these pickled mushrooms on almost anything they’re fantastic paired with dishes like roasted branzino, in sandwiches, stirred into soups, or even piled onto hot dogs! Although I will say, I often find myself just standing over the kitchen counter with a jar of these guys and a fork and eating them straight from the jar, but whatever right? Eat them how you want!

The only important thing to remember is that these guys take about a day to fully absorb and develop the flavors of the tasty brine. Also, if you prefer a sweeter (more bread and butter like) pickled product, I recommend adding an extra tablespoon or so of sugar, because these mushrooms are quite sour (just how I like them!) These guys can also definitely be canned using the simple water bath method which will make them last a decent while longer. Pickling is such a great method of preservation and also creates such delicious explosions of flavor. I urge you guys to get into the kitchen and make a batch of these little guys…AND to really play around with the spices within the brine to suit your taste. Sometimes I like to add crushed fennel or cumin seeds for an even more intense flavor…just a thought! Enjoy! xx, Jenny

Pickled wild mushrooms recipe - Recipes

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Pickled mushrooms are traditional to Russian cuisine, especially as a winter treat. They could be used in salads, pies, as a side dish, as is, and as a perfect zakuska (snack) for vodka. There are several methods to prepare pickled mushrooms, but two main ways are marinated and salted. Marinated mushrooms are prepared with salt and vinegar(and sometimes with sugar), whereas salted, as you can guess, just with salt. Spices may vary, but mostly used are garlic, dill, bay leaf, and black pepper corns.

There are many places in Massachusetts to pick wild mushrooms. We made long trips to Cape Cod in Mass and White Mountains in New Hampshire, but after shaking in the trunk for 2+ hours our mushroom "catch" was in bad shape. To our delight, a couple of years ago we discovered mushrooms in a nearby forest, and since then we pick mushrooms there, mostly for pickling. "Mushrooming", as people from Russian community here call the process of picking mushrooms, is an incredibly interesting and even exciting forest game. Yes, my friends, I consider it a game, a game of searching, sniffing and chasing with a reward in the end, when you finally find what you were looking for. But please-please-please do not endeavour this activity if you don't know mushrooms! Actually, there are no deadly poisonous mushrooms except one Amanita Phalloides commonly known as death cap(blednaya poganka in Russian), but there are other species that may be bad for you and cause a terrible stomach upset that will send you to the toilet more frequently than you can imagine. Best way is to go on a mushrooming tour with an expert, then buy a good book with pictures and pick up safe varieties, such as porcini (bely grib) or chanterelle (lisichka). Interestingly, some varieties that are considered poisonous in the US, are commercially harvested and preserved in Scandinavian countries. Go figure.

Short-stalk White Russula

Quick Pickled Mushrooms

Summer means fresh garden produce, and fresh garden produced needs preserving as much as possible. So we turned to Tigress for a summer series on quick and easy pickling, which is just one way to preserve the bounty of summer a little longer. Last week she showed us quick pickled roots — this week, it’s pickled mushrooms!

Welcome to the second installment of my quick pickling guest post series! Trust me on this one, if you’ve ever enjoyed gourmet deli-bought pickled mushrooms you are going to love these. If your ancestry hails from basically anywhere across the Atlantic, you probably have them in some form or another deep in your past. In other words, your grandma is going to love them. So, if you see a family picnic lurking anywhere in your future this summer, bring these. They will be a hit all around.

Let’s talk general info for a moment. You might have noticed last week in the ingredient list of Quick Pickled Roots that I specified a one quart mason jar. This, because whenever you add boiling liquid to a glass jar you’ll do best to make sure you are using a glass jar that is made to withstand severe and quick temperature changes. So by mason I mean the typical Ball or Kerr jars used for home canning. These can be the old-fashioned kind with the glass tops or the new ones with modern screw caps. If you still buy store-bought pickles (we can talk about that later) keep an eye out on those jars too as many of them will be marked ‘Mason’ right on the glass and are perfect to use for home quick picking.

For these lovelies, I use regular ole’ white button mushrooms or the darker shaded Cremini. Feel free to experiment with other types, but stick to firm-fleshed varieties as they do best in the boil and deliver a soft pop between the teeth once good and pickled. And please, experiment with the herb variety! That’s the fun of home quick pickles! You can do what you want to do. I used thyme in this jar, but I also suggest marjoram, parsley, celery leaves, oregano, summer savory, lovage, basil even. Or any combo thereof — maker’s choice.

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