Get the Most Health Benefits of Lion’s Mane With These Recipes

Welcome back to our Mushroom Revival Blog! If you are a first timer, we are excited you have stumbled upon our page. This article will discuss the health benefits of Lion’s Mane and some great ways to enjoy them with some of our favorite recipes. 

Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus), although sometimes mistaken for a furry pet, is a wonderful mushroom to incorporate into your diet. With a texture and flavor that translates well into seafood recipes, Lion’s Mane mushroom is the perfect substitute for lobster, crab, and fish. It is thought of as a gourmet mushroom in many high-end restaurants. 

Not only is Lion’s Mane a tasty treat, it also has an affinity for benefiting the immune, digestive and nervous systems. Lion’s Mane is one of the best mushrooms we know of for brain function. Studies have shown this mushroom improves memory and enhances concentration. Known to stimulate nerve growth factor and regenerate neurons, Lion’s Mane is helpful for overall cognitive function. 

Here are six recipes to try to get the most health benefits of Lion’s Mane. Enjoy these recipes, while also boosting brain power, clarity and focus with this awesome mushroom!

Lion’s Mane “Crab” Cakes

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups chopped Lion’s Mane mushrooms, dehydrated
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of flour or breadcrumbs (optionally gluten free)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, egg, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. 
  2. In a large bowl, add the Lion’s Mane mushrooms with the bell pepper, scallions and garlic. Mix in flour or breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Stir in the small bowl’s ingredients. 
  3. Form 6 or so patties with ingredients.
  4. Coat a large skillet with oil and heat pan over medium-high. Add the cakes and cook in batches, until golden and crispy, a few minutes per side.
  5. Enjoy the health benefits of lion’s mane when you enjoy these cakes with lemon juice or another favorite topping!

Lion’s Mane Fillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Lion’s Mane mushroom, sliced into ¾ inch fillets, excess water pressed out
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • ½ cup dry white wine or 2 Tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 medium shallot or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Season the Lion’s Mane fillets with salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat ghee in a large skillet on medium-high heat. 
  3. Add Lion’s Mane and sauté on both sides, pressing down as it cooks, until brown and tender. 
  4. Lower heat. Add wine or sherry and shallot or garlic, cover and cook until garlic is soft.
  5. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy the health benefits of lion’s mane, deliciously!

Lion’s Mane Clarity Latte

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of coffee
  • ½ tsp of Lion’s Mane extract
  • ½ cup of milk of choice (nut, seed, etc.)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Add ingredients to a blender and blend on high until frothy and thoroughly mixed.
  2. Pour into a jar or mug, and enjoy the health benefits of lion’s mane!

Tip: Add some Mush 10 powder to this recipe for even more Mush magic and benefits!

Lion’s Mane “Lobster” Roll

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lb Lion’s Mane mushrooms, cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil or ghee
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup finely diced celery
  • 4 rolls, hoagie or french (option to serve on salad)
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in Old Bay seasoning, celery salt, and lemon juice.
  2. Add mushroom slices to the egg mixture and toss until absorbed. 
  3. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Using oil or ghee heated as a base, cook mushroom slices, searing each side for about 2 minutes. Remove mushrooms and drain on paper towels. Once cooled, shred the mushrooms with a couple of forks or your fingers. 
  4. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, onions, dill, parsley, and celery,. Add the shredded mushrooms and mix thoroughly. Add additional celery salt and/or lemon juice to taste.
  5. Cut open the bread rolls or prepare a salad to serve the Lion’s Mane “lobster” on. 

Tip: Add a tsp of Tabasco sauce for some punch!

Lion’s Mane Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 ¼ cups of flour (substitute for gluten free options)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup of fresh Lion’s Mane, chopped

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  2. Add flour, butter and mushrooms and stir until smooth.
  3. Add butter to a pan on medium-high heat, add ½ cup of mix to the pan and flip when bubbles appear. When both sides are golden brown, add toppings and eat up!

Tip: Add some Mush 10 powder to this recipe for even more Mush magic and benefits!

Honeyed Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of honey (raw & local recommended)
  • 1 tsp of butter
  • 1 cup Lion’s Mane mushroom, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Melt the butter and honey together in a pan.
  2. Stir in the Lion’s Mane and cook for about 5 minutes.

Tip: Eat this tasty treat as is or add as a topping to any desserts, pancakes, etc!

More Ways to Access the Health Benefits of Lion’s Mane

One way to incorporate mushrooms into our lives is diet. Another way is through extracts such as tinctures and powders. To learn more about the health benefits of Lion’s Mane, visit our blog post, or go a step further and check out our Lion’s Mane blend that now includes cinnamon to guide the medicine of lion’s mane more directly, as well as add to the delicious taste! Lion’s Mane mushroom can be found in our Manifest, Mycelial Brain, Mush 10 tincture, Mush 10 powder, Lion’s Mane blend (with Cinnamon!) and newly released Mushroom Immunity!

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Sources

Isokauppila, Tero. Healing Mushrooms: a Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Adaptogenic Mushrooms for Whole Body Health. Penguin Publishing Group, 2017.

Romine, Stepfanie. Cooking with Healing Mushrooms: 150 Delicious Adaptogen-Rich Recipes That Boost Immunity, Reduce Inflammation & Promote Whole Body Health. Ulysses Press, 2018.

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