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Mushroom a la Greque

By PutoPinoy on Thursday, June 28, 2007 At Thursday, June 28, 2007


  • 2 lbs. fresh whole mushrooms
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 c. dry white wine
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 lg. onions, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. whole peppercorns
  • 2 unpeeled cloves garlic, washed & crushed
  • 4 sprigs Italian parsley
  • 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp. crushed black pepper

Wash mushrooms well and set aside. In a 4 quart Dutch oven combine water, wine, olive oil, lemon juice, onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, garlic, parsley sprigs, celery, salt, and oregano. Bring mixture to a boil and add mushrooms; cover and boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove mushrooms from broth and place in a deep bowl. Continue boiling broth 15 minutes longer, strain broth and discard vegetables. Cool. Quarter large mushrooms and add cooled broth. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, dill and crushed pepper; marinate in refrigerator for several hours before serving. Makes 4 servings. HINT: Be sure to dry mushrooms thoroughly after washing. The caps tend to be more tender than the stems. If you wish to use only the caps, turn each mushroom on its side and cut the stem so some remains in the cap - this way the cap will hold its shape. Use the stems in a sauce or casserole.