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) 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 benefits the immune, digestive, and nervous systems.* Lion’s Mane is one of the best-known mushrooms for brain function.* Studies have shown this mushroom supports memory and promotes concentration.* Known to stimulate nerve growth factor and support growth of 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 promoting brain power, clarity, and focus with this awesome mushroom!*

Lion’s Mane “Crab” Cakes

Yields 6 servings
Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups dehydrated Lion’s Mane mushroom pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of flour or breadcrumbs (optionally gluten free)
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • 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, scallion, and garlic. Mix in flour or breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Stir in the small bowl’s ingredients. 
  3. Use mixture to form 6 or so patties.
  4. Coat a large skillet with oil and heat over medium-high. Add the cakes and cook 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 Fillets

Ingredients

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

Directions:

  1. Season the Lion’s Mane filets with salt and pepper
  2. Heat ghee in a large skillet on medium-high heat. 
  3. Add Lion’s Mane and press down with spatula to eliminate excess water. Saute on both sides under brown and tender. 
  4. Lower heat to medium-low. 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

Yields 1 serving
Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Add ingredients to a blender. 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 to this recipe for even more Mush magic and benefits!

Lion’s Mane “Lobster” Roll

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pound Lion’s Mane mushrooms, cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons 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 oil or ghee in a large pan over medium-high heat. 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. Enjoy!

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

Lion’s Mane Pancakes

Yields 2 servings
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
  • Toppings of choice

Directions:

  1. In a 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!

Honeyed Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon honey (raw & local, recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon 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: Enjoy 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. 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 tincture that now includes cinnamon to promote the benefits of Lion’s Mane more directly, as well as add to the delicious taste!* Lion’s Mane mushroom can be found in our Mush 10 tincture, and Lion’s Mane tincture (with cinnamon!).

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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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