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Cogumelos Marinados com Bacon (Portuguese Marinated Mushrooms with Bacon)

Cogumelos Marinados com Bacon (Portuguese Marinated Mushrooms with Bacon)

A recipe for Cogumelos Marinados com Bacon (Portuguese Marinated Mushrooms with Bacon) from the cookbook, My Lisbon. Mushrooms are simmered in vinegar with bacon, onion, and chile.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Portuguese
Keyword appetizer, bacon, mushroom, Portugal, Portuguese, vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 8 ounces (250 grams) cremini mushrooms
  • 8 ounces (250 grams) button mushrooms
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion thinly sliced
  • 4 thin slices smoky bacon thinly sliced
  • Flaky sea salt and ground white pepper
  • 1 long red chile halved lengthwise
  • 5 tablespoons Chardonnay vinegar or other good quality white wine vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • Extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
  • Handful parsley leaves finely chopped


  • Rinse the mushrooms under running water and drain them (they don't have to be perfectly dry, as a little excess water will help steam them).
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and bacon and cook for a few minutes, seasoning well with salt and pepper.
  • Add the mushrooms, chile, and vinegars and stir well. Cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and stir in a generous glut of extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Once cool, mix in the parsley leaves and leave to marinate for a few hours at room temperature before eating.
  • Drain off some of the liquid, if you like (the mushrooms can release quite a lot of liquid), and taste to check the seasoning.