Pickled mushrooms with pearl onions

Pickled mushrooms with pearl onions


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About this recipe: Tasty pickled mushrooms with pearl onions and carrots. Great as a starter or when added to a salad.


Makes: 10 (200ml) jars

  • 1kg button mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Brine
  • 600ml water
  • 250ml vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 20 pearl onions
  • 10 bay leaves
  • mustard seeds
  • allspice berries
  • peppercorns

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Bring water in a large saucepan to a gentle simmer. Add mushrooms and salt. Cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a separate large saucepan, prepare the brine by combining the 600ml water, vinegar, salt and sugar. Boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare 10 sterilised 200ml jars. In each jar layer the mushrooms, carrot, 2 onions, one bay leaf, some mustard seeds, a few allspice berries and peppercorns. Pour in the brine to cover the mushrooms.
  4. Tighten the lids and place the jars in a large pot with water up to 3/4 their height. Bring to the boil for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the jars from pot and set aside upside down to cool.


If pearl onions are not available, try using small shallots.

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