Marinated Mushrooms in the Crockpot for a Party
If you looking for crockpot appetizer recipes that are just a bit different, how about marinated mushrooms? Warm marinated mushrooms are a great alternative to the cold antipasto version, and if you offer a little bit of bread on the side for dipping into the broth? you have a sure fire slow cooker appetizer winner.
This recipe is full of flavor, and is one that your party guests will keep coming back to again and again.
Or try this! A great twist on this crockpot appetizer recipe is to make the mushrooms teriyaki style. To create a simple teriyaki sauce, begin with 1 c. soy sauce and 1 cup water. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, a pinch of ginger, and one cup brown sugar. Pour this over 8 ounces of bite size mushrooms. These can cook for 8 hours without being worse for wear.
Serves about 6.
1-1/2 c. stock (your choice)
1-1/2 lbs fresh, tiny mushrooms, stems removed
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1 c. red or white wine (match to your stock)
2 tsp. dried thyme
2 tsp. kosher salt
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp fresh minced garlic
1 tsp. ground black pepper
3 tbsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. minced onion (dry)
Mix all the components except for the mushrooms together in a bowl, then transfer into the slow cooker. Turn the temperature to low. Add the mushrooms. It takes about four hours for the mushrooms to cook completely (however, if people like their mushrooms raw, they can enjoy them at any time in the warm sauce!).
As always, play with the recipe. Adjust it to your tastes. For example, adding a pepper to the pot or a little liquid smoke adds not only another layer of flavor, it adds a whole unique touch that is your very own. Be creative!
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