I don't often crave veggies, but mushrooms are something that I'd be happy to eat even when desirous of meaty/hearty fare. Most of the supermarkets in my area offer white/button (always), with portabellas becoming another standard (better).
So I was thrilled to find an Asian market selling fresh shitakes as part of their refular produce. From time to time in the past I've bought the dried kind, but I'm really looking forward to experimenting with fresh fare.
Do you have any favorite preparations or cooking techinuqes? I've thus far gently sauteed them, sliced, with a touch of oyster sauce. I've also lightly steamed them pretty much on their own. I'm not quite sure about grilling/marinading, etc Don;t want to overpower the natural flavors nor want to dry them out. At the same time, they seem to be fantastic sponges for other flavors as well... so it's a little confusing.