White "button" Mushrooms are decently priced (I paid $2 for a large carton with large mushrooms) and easy to prepare. Here's a tasty recipe you can make on a grill or even in an toaster oven ;)
These were served with my Three Way Salmon Steaks which for some reason never made it on the recent list because I started making that instructable weeks ago and just published (because I just got the pictures) :P
Why is this in the Valentine's Day group? It's part of my special valentine's day meal :)
Step 1: Ingredients
Brown Sugar (dark or light)
Step 2: Prep and Cook
Oh, and you can wash in water ;) Mushrooms do not absorb much water as a rather popular myth states -- lightweight does not mean porous ;)
Pop off the stems to make little mushroom top bowls and allow the mushroom tops to dry (after all, water has no flavor).
Pour a small amount of soy sauce into a bowl and add about two tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix well. Add your mushrooms and pour more soy sauce over them -- stir well to coat every exposed area of the mushroom evenly.
Place the mushrooms top down on a foiled baking sheet. Spoon the remaining soy sauce glaze into the mushroom cavity until half full. Place in an oven preheated to 350F for about 20-30 minutes or until the mushrooms have release their juices and become soft.
Step 3: Serving and Eating
These should be eaten in one bite with all of the juices. Don't worry, it's not all soy sauce and sugar -- the mushroom releases it's own liquid while cooking that adds a very unique flavor to the mix. Notice that most of the mushrooms are fuller than before ;)
These were served with my Three Way Salmon Steaks.