Friday, May 11, 2007

Marinate those flag colors

In Mexico many recipes & favorite dishes served including a version guacamole have the colors of the Bandera Nacional. If there is the obligatory: Red, White & Green it is considered very festive often has a name signifying the national pride. Having said that here is another recipe with Bandera colors in it: Red Pepper, Green Cilantro & white onions. Of course there is much variety of interpretation in those ingredients & recipes that are used to symbolize national pride. Salute!

Bandera Nacional on hillside in Monterrey, N.L.

Mexican Marinated Mushrooms

1 lb. fresh button Mushrooms, stems removed or trimmed closely to cap
2 cups Cider Vinegar
1/4 c. Olive Oil
1 small yellow onion, sliced into thin rings
6 - 8 cloves of Garlic, sliced thinly
*1/2 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 c. Sherry
4 Tbsp. Cilantro
1/2 tsp. Cumin powder
1 Tbsp. Sugar
Juice of 1 Lemon or Lime

Blanch mushrooms & cool in cold running water. Put all the remaining ingredients in saucepan & bring to boil. Remove from heat & cool. Drain mushrooms & put into non metal container, pour liquid over them & refrigerate. Marinate 24 hours before eating. Enjoy!
*You may substitute 1 red, ripe jalapeno, remove seeds & thinly slice it. Really adds a kick to this recipe!


Lauren said...

Interesting, I'm not so sure I'll be substituting red jalapeno for anything!

Ann Dodson said...

Oh my - this sounds great and I might just use the red jalapeno - at least on the second try.

tilegirl said...

don't go rubbin' your eyes after handling that there red jalapeno!

Dee said...

These mushrooms are quite a bit like the mushrooms at Central Market near the deli area. Easy to make!