This recipe is safe for water bathing.
- 7 lbs small whole mushrooms
- 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice
- 2 cups olive or salad oil
- 2-1/2 cups white vinegar (5%)
- 1 tbsp oregano leaves
- 1 tbsp dried basil leaves
- 1 tbsp canningor pickling salt
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- 1/4 cup diced pimiento
- 2 cloves garlic,cut in quarters
- 25 pc. black peppercorns
Prepare 9 half pint jars, lids, and rings. Sterilize the jars andkeep them in the hot water till its time for processing. Make sure to fillyour water bath canner and get the water to a simmer. Select very fresh unopened mushroomswith caps less than 1-1/4 inch in diameter. Wash. Cut stems, leaving 1/4 inchattached to cap.
In a large stainless steel or enameled dutch add mushrooms. Addlemon juice and water to cover. Bring to boil. Simmer 5 minutes. Drainmushrooms. Mix olive oil, vinegar, oregano, basil, and salt in a saucepan. Stirin onions and pimiento and heat to boiling.
Filling the jars:
On a dishtowel place your hot jars and place 1/4 garlic clove and 2-3 peppercorns in each half-pintjar.
Using your funnel in each jar and using a slotted spoon put the mushrooms mixture intothe jars leaving 1 ½” headspace. Using aladle then fill the jars with the oil/vinegar mixture leaving ½”headspace. Remove air bubbles and refill to the properheadspace with the liquid brine if necessary.
Taking a clean papertowel wet itwith warm water and wipe the rims of the jars removing any food particles thatwould interfere with a good seal.
Using your magic wand extract the lids fromthe hot water and place them on the now cleaned rims. Add your rings to thetops of each of the jars and turn to seal just "finger tight".
Make sure your rack is on the bottom of the canner and place the jarsin the water bath making sure that the water covers each of the jars by 1 to 2inches. Add hot water to the canner if it doesn't measure up.
Cover the pot andturn up the heat under the canner and wait for the water to start boiling. Oncethe water has come to a boil start your timer for 20 minutes.
When completeturn off the heat and remove the cover and let the jars sit for another fewminutes.
Remove the jars and place them back on the dishtowel in a place thatthey will sit overnight to cool. Do not touch or move them till the nextmorning.