An Asian-style marinated mushroom recipe makes a great side dish. It also works well as a topping for rice, noodles, and salads.
There's lots of room to be creative depending on which flavors you want to highlight. Add sake for a more Japanese style, or increase the amount of soy sauce and sesame oil for a different taste. You could even add some fish sauce or tamarind.
The recipe below will get you started, but feel free to experiment to suit your tastes.
Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth and slice them into medium-sized pieces. You can remove the stems if you like, but I find they work just fine in this recipe.
Place the mushrooms in a container with the soy sauce, rice wine/vinegar, sesame oil, garlic and ginger. Let them marinate for at least an hour, preferably overnight.
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, adding some water if more liquid is needed. Cook for 5 minutes. If a crisper texture is desired, sauté in a skillet instead.
Remove mushrooms and place in a dish. Continue to cook the marinade until it has a thicker, more syrupy texture. Pour over mushrooms and serve.