Today we celebrate national Day of the Mushroom with these Italian Pickled Mushrooms!
3/4 cup lemon juice
6 cups water
8 cups small mushrooms, cleaned
2 teaspoons dried oregano or 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil or 4 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
8 small bay leaves
8 cloves garlic
6 cups red wine vinegar or 6 cups white wine vinegar
Combine lemon juice and water in a large pot.
Add mushrooms and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
Drain off liquid.
Place herbs and mushrooms, garlic and bay in clean hot jars.
Bring vinegar to a boil and pour over mushrooms leaving 1/2 inch head space.
Seal Process for 20 minutes in a boiling water bath at altitudes up to 1000 feet.
Photo & recipe courtesy of: http://www.food.com/recipe/italian-pickled-mushrooms-11953