Lemon-Marinated Mushrooms Ingredients
1 cup water
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup Olive Oil
Juice of one lemon approx ½ cup
8 juniper berries
3 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves stay on the stem
3 bay leaves
1 ½ tsp salt
1kg small, white mushrooms
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1. Lightly crush the juniper berries and the peppercorns with the side of a knife.
2. Place all the ingredients (except the mushrooms and parsley) in a saucepan and boil fiercely for about 10 minutes until reduced to about 1/8 of it's original amount, then add the mushrooms and simmer for about 10 minutes or until theyre tender. Water will come out of the mushrooms to create enough juice.
3. Place in a serving dish and leave to cool. Only add enough liquid to semi-cover.
4. When cool, taste and adjust seasonings then sprinkle with parsley just prior to serving.
This dish can be made a day or two ahead, refrigerated, then brought to room temperature before sprinkling with the parsley and serving. Do not serve straight from the fridge as the flavour will be greatly reduced.
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