These garlicky numbers are mouthwatering by themselves, and they can also take a salad, cheese board, or burger to another dimension. You can substitute most any mushroom; just trim them accordingly. The earthy pickles taste great after one day, but if you can wait three or more days, they get even better. Store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
'Shroom subs: Pretty much any mushroom will work here; just trim or slice to fit the jar.
Serves 16 (serving size: about 1/4 cup)
1. Bring 3 1/4 cups water, vinegar, and salt to a boil in a large saucepan, stirring until salt dissolves. Add mushrooms; reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes. Remove from heat. Add peppercorns and next 4 ingredients (through chiles); cool to room temperature. Place mushroom mixture in a 1-quart mason jar; top with olive oil. Seal tightly; refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.