Herb-Marinated Mushrooms with Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile #winePW

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Dress up your main entree with a tasty side or serve as an appetizer or tapas-style dish. Herb-Marinated Mushrooms are versatile and full of flavor!

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I love going out to eat and trying a little bit of everything. Tapas-style restaurants are definitely my favorite — and marinated mushrooms are something I always order. There’s a restaurant in Delray called Papa’s Tapas that serves the most delicious marinated mushrooms. I found myself craving them recently and instead of driving all the way out there for a simple bowl of ‘shrooms, I decided I’d try making them myself. All you do is throw a bunch of herbs, oil and vinegar in a jar along with your mushrooms and keep in the fridge overnight. Piece of cake!

herb marinated mushrooms #winepw

I’m participating in this month’s Wine Pairing Weekend and my Herb-Marinated Mushrooms were just the thing to pair with a nice smooth glass of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. This month’s theme is “New Wine Resolutions for the New Year.” We are all choosing a specific wine, region or grape varietal that we want to learn more about in the new year. I’ve recently tried a few different wines from Chile and have been pleasantly surprised — especially with the chardonnay, a wine I don’t always love. I was gifted a bottle of Alto Roble Vina Caballero during the holidays and upon noticing it was from Chile, was pretty excited to try it. I did some research to see what kinds of flavors complement this medium-bodied red wine. The bottle itself says to pair it with BBQed beef, but uh…that obviously wouldn’t work for me. I needed a second opinion. Various websites listed mushrooms as a food pairing. Lucky for me, I was already planning to make my Herb-Marinated Mushrooms — perfect!

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The wine has very strong notes of strawberry and raspberry and a hint of cacao, it’s a beautiful deep red color and has an enticing aroma from the berries. And the mushrooms?! I’m thrilled to know how easy it is to make my own Herb-Marinated Mushrooms at home.

herb-marinated mushrooms #winepw

If you want to make them into a meal, they would be great over a bed of polenta, mixed in with quinoa, rice or pasta. They can be eaten alone as a side dish or pile ’em high onto a piece of crostini and serve as an appetizer. Herb-Marinated Mushrooms are restaurant quality but super simple to make and use ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now.

herb-marinated mushrooms #winepw

Herb-Marinated Mushrooms
Recipe Type: Side Dish/Appetizer
Author: Shaina
Dress up your main entree with a tasty side or serve as an appetizer or tapas-style dish. Herb-Marinated Mushrooms are versatile and full of flavor!
  • 8 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms (or mushrooms of your choice)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, small diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Gourmet Garden Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp fresh basil
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a jar with a screw top lid and shake well.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Shake well before serving.


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Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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