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What are some easy marinades to use with mushrooms?

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Simple marinades for mushrooms include those by Tyler Florence, Real Simple and the Haas Avocado Board. Florence?s recipe focuses on adding herbs and spices to the mushrooms, while Real Simple add onions, and the Avocado Board stuffs the marinated mushrooms with feta and avocado.

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Florence recommends heating 2 pounds of button mushrooms in 1/4 cup olive oil in a skillet for three minutes. Remove them from the heat, and add the zest and juice of 2 lemons, 3 sliced garlic cloves, a small bunch of thyme and 2 bay leaves. Add an additional 1/4 cup olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.

Real Simple?s recipe begins with heating 10 ounces of button mushrooms in 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt over high heat for seven to nine minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat, and combine the mushrooms with 1/2 cup dry white wine, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 of a small red onion, sliced. Add more salt and pepper, and refrigerate the mushrooms at least eight hours before serving.

For avocado-stuffed marinated mushrooms, marinate 1 pound of button mushrooms with the stems removed in 2/3 cup prepared balsamic vinegar salad dressing for 30 minutes. Mash 2 avocados with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt and a chopped green onion. Pipe the avocado mixture into the mushroom caps, garnish with feta cheese, and serve.

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