Lion's Mane, or Lobster?
Recently we added a new variety to our available mushrooms, a somewhat common gourmet and also medicinal mushroom. Lion's mane is in the tooth fungus family, it's pom pom looking structure is made of soft tooth like "spines". As with every new mushroom we like to sample them so that we can offer a suggested flavor profile to compliment them well.
Today we had a nice batch of Lion's Mane ready to enjoy, we cleaned and separated the "puffs" into small even pieces we could sauté. In a simple clarified butter, lightly tossed in our favorite Louisiana Cajun seasoning, we cooked them for 4 to 5 minutes each side on a hot pan. Just enough to crisp the edges. For such a simple dish it did not disappoint! I nearly had to fight George to get a few pieces myself. It was both delicious and satisfying, with a lobster like flavor but melt in your mouth crab consistency. I can see why so many vegans love this mushroom as a seafood substitute! This is another mushroom that will become a staple product and regular on our family menu. If you have tried Lion's mane and have a favorite recipe to try please feel free to share it! If you try this recipe let us know how it goes!! Check back often for other mushroom recipes and more! Enjoy!
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