Szechuan Marinated Mushrooms
1 pound medium sized fresh white mushrooms
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon szechuan sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon minced chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
Trim and quarter mushrooms; place in a large bowl.
In a medium sized microwaveable dish, combine vinegar, sugar, Szechuan sauce, garlic and salt.
Microwave on high until mixture bubbles, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms; stir to coat.
Cover and refrigerate to blend flavors, about 1 hour. Drain and garnish with finely diced red peppers or chopped parsley, if desired.
Serve as a hor d’oeuvre, on a bed of greens or as an accompaniment to grilled meat or poultry.
Makes 3 1/2 cups.