How to Marinate Mushrooms With Red Wine

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Marinating mushrooms with red wine is a really great way to unlock a rich new flavor from your favorite treats. Marinate mushrooms with red wine with help from the owner of an urban mushroom farm in this free video clip.

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Hello, and welcome to Back To The Roots, an urban mushroom farm in Oakland, California. This is my kitchen, and you can call me Chef Gerard. I'm going to show you how to marinate oyster mushrooms with white wine tonight. I'm going to use fresh oyster mushrooms that I've grown myself right out of this little brown box. It only takes ten days and all you've got to do is add a little bit of water, the mushroom starts shooting out of the box. Now, it's super easy to harvest them. All you have to do is pull them right off the box. The ingredients I'm going to use to marinate my mushrooms are going to be white wine, a nice little Chardonnay, red wine vinegar for a little bit of acids, some onion powder, salt and thyme. To prepare our mushrooms, I'll pull them right off the box; I like to grab the whole clump and chop off the end real quick and just run my knife through them couple of times. Nice little bite size pieces and we'll then marinate. I'm using a larger bowl so I have enough room to mix my mushrooms into my marinade. To the mushrooms I'll add about a cup of Chardonnay, a tablespoon of red wine vinegar. You need two tablespoons of onion powder and a teaspoon of sea salt. I'm just going to mix that together and I'll top it off with some olive oil too. And that's your marinade. Now, for mushrooms, I wouldn't marinate them more than a couple of hours 'cause you don't want them to start getting too soggy. So, you can stir and then seal it up in a little saran wrap and put it in the fridge for an hour or two, let all those flavors come together and then cook them up. I'm going to add about a tablespoon of pure olive oil. There's already some oil in the mushrooms, we'll add those right into it. Get a nice little sizzle. Some of that wine is going to burn off, the moisture is going to come out of the mushrooms and after only two or three minutes, these things will be ready to eat. Now, I'm going to turn my heat up a little bit so I can get some of the moisture out of those mushrooms quickly. You really don't want to cook this too long. You want to crisp them up and cook them down. Now, I've got that golden brown color in my mushrooms, I'm going to add a little bit of red chili flake, just a pinch for some spice. If you feel spice is something you're into right now, I'd, I'd definitely recommend some chili. We've got a nice crispy golden brown outside of the mushroom. But, I didn't cook them too long, so they're still a little bit al dente in the middle. And then, I want to add some cilantro for color and a little bit of flavor at the end. It looks good, it smells good. I think it's time for the taster. Hmmm! The meaty texture of the mushrooms, little bit of acidity from the wine and the vinegar, taste great. So, this is how you marinate mushrooms in wine. Hope you try it out. My name is Jared, but you can call me Chef Gerard.


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