Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy
Mary Ann's newest book contains over 150 recipes, 60 gorgeous food photos, and many scenic pictures of Italy taken by Mary Ann on her travels through the years.
3/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons tarragon leaves
2 tablespoons rosemary needles
6 to 8 small cippoline onions, peeled, and a small incision made in the stem end of each
2 small cloves garlic, peeled and slit
2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 pound small white button mushrooms, cleaned and stemmed
2 cups water
1 tablespoon sea salt
Make a small incision in the cap of each mushroom, but not all the way through. Place them in a pot with the water and salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer the mushrooms for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt and sugar in the same pot used to simmer the mushrooms. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the tarragon, rosemary, cippoline, garlic, peppercorns, allspice and fennel seeds.
This recipe is featured on show 1616 - Pickled Vegetables.
Place the mushrooms in sterilized pint or quart jars. Slowly pour in the marinade to cover. Cap and refrigerate for up to 1 week.