Make the most of Lion's Mane mushroom's powerful health benefits and their amazing meaty texture with our 13 Flavorful Lion's Mane Recipes round-up.
Lion’s mane mushrooms are large white mushrooms with a hair-like texture resembling a lion’s mane as they grow. They're used for both culinary and medicinal purposes and have been long used in traditional Chinese medicine. They have powerful health benefits and contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart and gut. Lion’s mane mushrooms can be found fresh or in powdered form and many people use lion’s mane supplements for their health benefits. Native to Europe, Asia and North America they can be found in farmer’s markets and health food stores, and if they grow in your area you can go foraging. These days they're also cultivated by speciality mushroom growers and you can even grow them at home. Lion’s mane mushroom naturally pulls apart into pieces and is often compared to the texture of shredded crab meat. When cooked it has a tender, delicate, meaty and juicy texture and flavor.
With our 13 Flavorful Lion's Mane Recipes round-up we're making it easy to include these nutritious mushrooms in your diet.
1. Lion's Mane Mushroom Crab Cakes
These vegan Lion's Mane Mushroom Crab Cakes by Yummy Mummy Kitchen are even tastier than real crab cakes. Perfectly crispy on the outside and tender and meaty on the inside this recipe is one of the best of the lion’s mane mushroom recipes you can try.
2. Spicy Cumin Lion’s Mane Mushrooms
Inspired by the spicy cumin lamb recipe these Spicy Cumin Lion’s Mane Mushrooms by WoonHeng have a very unique tasty blend of cumin and chilli. Make these delightful and spicy lion's mane mushrooms for a special appetizer.
3. Vegan BBQ Pulled Lion's Mane Mushroom Tacos
For the best vegan pulled pork alternative look no further than this Vegan BBQ Pulled Lion's Mane Mushroom Tacos recipe by Vegan Bunny Chef. These plant-based tacos are bursting with flavors; they're smoky, spicy, tender, moist and unbelievably "meaty".
4. Lion's Mane Mushrooms
These pan-fried Lion's Mane Mushrooms by A Couple Cooks is a simple yet incredibly delicious recipe. Simply cooked with butter, olive oil, garlic and a little soy sauce or tamari they're amazing as a side dish or made into a hearty vegan sandwich.
5. Lion's Mane Mushroom Pasta
If you fancy a seafood pasta dish minus the seafood then try making this tasty Lion's Mane Mushroom Pasta by Hilda's Kitchen Blog. This creamy rich and filling vegetarian dish has incredible flavors sure to satisfy your taste buds.
6. Lion's Mane Mushroom Swiss Burger
This meaty Lion's Mane Mushroom Swiss Burger by 918 Plate is unlike anything you've tasted before. With lion's mane mushroom, caramelised onion and Swiss cheese all layered in your favorite bun this is one tasty recipe to try.
7. Vegan Pan-Fried Lion’s Mane Nuggets
All family will enjoy these Vegan Pan-Fried Lion’s Mane Nuggets by Botanical Barbara. This recipe features bite-sized pieces of lion’s mane mushroom dipped in batter and spiced panko breadcrumbs and fried until golden and crispy. Serve with sauteed veggies and quinoa for filling nutritious meal.
8. Lion's Mane Mushrooms as Liver' and Onions
This flavorsome Lion's Mane Mushrooms as Liver' and Onions by Wicked Healthy is a plant-based alternative to liver and onions. Plated with whipped potatoes and steamed asparagus this meal is sure to impress.
9. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Risotto
If you're a fan of a good risotto then this Lion’s Mane Mushroom Risotto by From Michigan to the Table is one tasty recipe to make. Creamy, cheesy with meaty lion's mane mushrooms this risotto is a meal that your whole family will love.
10. Pan-Fried Lion's Mane Bites
These Pan-Fried Lion's Mane Bites by Babaganosh are tender, juicy, meaty and full of flavor. They might be a wild mushroom recipe but they taste just like a really tender juicy and delicious pan-fried chicken.
11. Vegan Lion's Mane Mushroom Sushi
Try these fun and unique Vegan Lion's Mane Mushroom Sushi by Very Vegan Val. The spiky delicate and lightly flavored lion's mane mushrooms are rolled with sweet potatoes and chives for a pleasurable umami-flavored experience in each bite.
12. Vegan Cream of "Crab" Soup
This Vegan Cream of "Crab" Soup by Ellister's Elixirs is a nourishing soup full of goodness. In this plant-based version, lion's mane mushrooms replace the crabmeat and are cooked in a spiced coconut milk veggie broth.
13. Mushroom Hot Chocolate with Reishi and Lion’s Mane
Finally, we're including a delicious hot chocolate drink using lion's mane mushroom powder. This nutritious Mushroom Hot Chocolate with Reishi and Lion’s Mane by Grow Forage Cook Ferment enjoys the benefits of healthy medicinal mushrooms in a creamy hot chocolate drink.