A bowl with marinated mushrooms

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It felt like that scene in ratatouille when the food critic took a bite and remembered his childhood, except I was remembering all the Russian weddings I’ve been to. Russian wedding food typically includes marinated mushrooms.

These Marinated Mushrooms were just right; my Mama-in-laws recipe. My Dad was especially fond of them. He wasn’t very happy when he found out I took home the leftovers, but I assured him I’d whip up another batch.

If you are making marinated mushrooms for a party, double everything. Two pounds of mushrooms may seem like a lot raw, but remember they shrink.

Ingredients for Marinated Mushrooms:

2 lbs fresh mushrooms, quartered, halved or even whole if they are small.
16 cups water + 3 Tbsp vinegar

Marinade Ingredients:

1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
3 Garlic cloves, chopped
2-3 bay leaves
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 Red bell pepper, chopped
1 and 1/2 Tbsp dill weed (fresh, frozen or dry)
2 cups water
1/2  cup vegetable oil

How to Make Mushroom Marinade:

1. Make the marinade first (before rinsing mushrooms):
In a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic, bay leaves, ground black pepper, red pepper and dill. Simmer marinade for 5 minutes.

2. Add 2 cups water, bring to a boil and simmer another 5 minutes. Lastly, add oil and turn off the heat.

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Prepping the Mushrooms and Assembly:

1. Boil 16 cups (4 quarts) Water with 3 Tbsp vinegar (or juice from 1 lemon) – to prevent browning of mushrooms.

2. Rinse mushrooms (immediately after rinsing mushrooms, cut mushrooms into quarters, halves or even whole if they are small) and place in boiling water. Stir, cover and cook 3 minutes.

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3. Drain mushrooms and pour marinade over them.

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4. Boil mixture another 2-3 minutes in the marinade. Finally cool to room temp and refrigerate overnight then enjoy!

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Enjoy!!!

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Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

4.94 from 29 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 -10
  • 2 lbs fresh mushrooms, quartered, halved or even whole if they are small.
  • 16 cups water + 3 Tbsp vinegar

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Red pepper, chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 Tbsp dill weed, fresh, frozen or dry
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

Make the marinade first (before rinsing mushrooms):

  • In a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic, bay leaves, ground black pepper, red pepper and dill. Simmer marinade for 5 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups water, bring to a boil and simmer another 5 minutes. Lastly, add oil and turn off the heat.

Prepping the Mushrooms and Assembly:

  • Boil 16 cups (4 quarts) Water with 3 Tbsp vinegar (or juice from 1 lemon) - to prevent browning of mushrooms.
  • Rinse mushrooms (immediately after rinsing mushrooms, cut mushrooms into quarters, halves or even whole if they are small) and place in boiling water. Stir, cover and cook 3 minutes.
  • Drain mushrooms and pour marinade over them. Boil another 2-3 minutes in the marinade.
  • Cool to room temp and refrigerate overnight then enjoy!

Enjoy!!!

    Notes

    Vegetable oil can be substituted with sunflower oil.
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
    Keyword: Marinated Mushrooms
    Skill Level: Easy
    Cost to Make: $
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    Comments

    • Valentina Nikolin
      March 25, 2016

      If I’m doubling or tripling the recipe Can I make the marinade, boil the mushrooms in 3 seperate batches, combine all of the mushrooms add the marinade and then boil for the additional time needed or do I have to do each batch seperately?

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        March 25, 2016

        It should work fine the way you are describing since the mushrooms will have shrunken down after boiling to fit together.

        Reply

    • Shane Harrison
      March 5, 2016

      What type vinegar do you use? Is it just white vinegar? Thanks!

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        March 5, 2016

        Yes, sorry, white vinegar. I updated the recipe to clarify. Great question!

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        • Shane Harrison
          March 6, 2016

          Just started making them. Thanks.

          Reply

    • Inuschka
      February 12, 2016

      Hi, I was born in Russia, grew up in Germany and moved to the US a little while ago. Your website is like a fresh breath to me. Finally a way to make some of the best recipes from my childhood! Will be on here a lot 🙂 I know a marinated mushroom recipe where you don’t simmer them, just put them in the marinate over night. Do you know if they taste any different?

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 12, 2016

        I haven’t tried it that way so don’t know for sure. What do you use in marinade for the mushrooms? I hope you’ll find many new favorites here 😃

        Reply

    • Ildi
      February 10, 2016

      Can I use other type of mushrooms?
      Like japanese shiitake or shimeji?
      Or porcini?

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 10, 2016

        I think it could work but I haven’t tested those to say for sure. If you try it out, let me know how it goes! 🙂

        Reply

    • lyn
      November 25, 2015

      I just had these at a wedding on Sunday, and was looking for the recipe. Thanks!

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        November 25, 2015

        Awesome!! I hope you love these even more 🙂

        Reply

    • Alinkaa
      June 22, 2015

      I tried about 7 of your recipes and all were successful! I love love your website! I printed out literally atleast 30 recipes and want to try them all!
      I am looking through your website almost every day excited to read more and more recipes
      Thank you so much for taking your time to maintain this website. You do a great job!!!

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 22, 2015

        Alinkaa, thank you for your sweet and encouraging comment, it means a lot to me :).

        Reply

        • Alinkaa
          June 24, 2015

          you are welcome 🙂

          Reply

    • Maggie from Ireland
      February 28, 2015

      Hi I really like your website I live mushrooms but have to be very careful of caloeies Do you think the recipe would work with less oil Thanks

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 28, 2015

        Maggie, I haven’t tested with less oil, but it should still work. Keep in mind that most of the oil will be in the marinade and is not actually eaten.

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    • Tomas Weaver
      January 3, 2015

      Thank you sooooooo much for this. Over the last month I have made 12 quarts of these. I can’t seem to keep these in the fridge. I have given these to some people that don’t really care for mushrooms, or at least that’s what they say, and before you know it there is only a half a jar left. Lol! I’m out again so I need to make some more this weekend.
      Thanks again!

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        January 3, 2015

        Tomas, thank you so much for a great feedback, I love reading comments like these – music to my ears 😀

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    • Anna
      October 24, 2014

      Can these be canned? Like marinated & then put in glass jars? 🙂

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        October 24, 2014

        Anna, this recipe is for refrigeration only. It will be completely different recipe for canning and I don’t have one posted yet.

        Reply

    • Vita
      December 24, 2013

      What if I was too excited and missed the simmering step and added the water to the marinade before I simmered it?

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        December 24, 2013

        Just do the simmering step with the water in it 🙂 So after you’ve added the water, boil/simmer 10 minutes 🙂 All will be ok 🙂

        Reply

    • YanaP
      October 18, 2013

      Yum Yum Yum! Love this recipe! Thank You!

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        October 18, 2013

        You’re welcome. I watch for mushrooms to go on sale and then buy a bunch of them for this recipe! 🙂

        Reply

    • Jen
      June 5, 2013

      Everyone in my family loved these mushrooms. Thanks Natasha!

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 5, 2013

        Anytime. 🙂

        Reply

    • Natalie
      June 5, 2013

      I made these mushrooms last year and LOVED them! I will be making them again soon. Thanks for the recipe!!

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 5, 2013

        It’s about time I made another batch myself. Thanks Natalie!

        Reply

    • Lilia
      February 14, 2013

      I wanted to make this for a long time and finally found the perfect recipe. It was delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe. Everyone loved it !

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 14, 2013

        You’re welcome; it’s also a favorite in our house 🙂

        Reply

    • Inna
      December 21, 2012

      What oil do you use?

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        December 21, 2012

        We use vegetable oil or sunflower oil can be used as well. Avoid using olive oil. I also updated the recipe.

        Reply

    • Nina
      December 18, 2012

      Hi,

      I made these with a slight twist: I used apple cider vinegar, mild olive oil, and I put my raw, quartered mushrooms directly – and only – in the marinade, which was also unheated (i.e. no prepping the mushrooms step). They look great, the marinade is fantastic, and now after soaking for about 8 hours and between all of our snacking (kids and me) there aren’t any left for dinner! Thank you.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        December 18, 2012

        I love that you were able to save a step. Thanks for sharing!

        Reply

    • Tatyana
      December 15, 2012

      Thank you so much for this recipe. I followed it to the book & my mushrooms turned out great! Keep in mind I multiplied everything by 5 since I was making 20 lbs. This was at least 5th recipe I tried from your blog & each time I had a great response from all the eaters! Keep up the good work!

      Reply

    • Coco
      September 12, 2012

      These are wicked awesome! I couldn’t even wait for them to cool before I had eaten half. I’m having a hard time keeping my hand out of the bowl so I can taste them tomorrow after having sat in the marinade.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        September 12, 2012

        I find myself doing same thing with lots of recipes 😀

        Reply

    • Dina
      August 15, 2012

      НАТАШЕНЬКА,PLEASE, GIVE ME A DELICIOUS RECIPE FOR CANNING TOMATOES! THANK YOU!
      Dina

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        August 16, 2012

        I’ll talk to my Mama 🙂 We don’t have a crazy amount of tomatoes this year so we may not can this year. I’ll find out.

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        • Dina
          August 19, 2012

          Thank you Natasha! I’ll wait…….

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    • Dina
      July 15, 2012

      НАТАШЕНЬКА,PLEASE, GIVE ME A DELICIOUS RECIPE FOR CANNING TOMATOES! THANK YOU!
      Dina

      Reply

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