5 Lion’s Mane Mushroom Recipes For The Whole Family

Written by Angie Arriesgado
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Lion’s mane might not be the first mushroom that comes to mind when you think of cooking shrooms, but it’s one you definitely need to try. While it may not be as common as white button, crimini, portobello, or shiitake mushrooms, lion’s mane is truly special. As you’ll discover in the recipes below, this medicinal mushroom is a culinary gem and an absolute must-try!

What do lion’s mane mushrooms taste like?

Lion’s mane mushrooms delight seafood lovers with a taste and texture similar to crab or lobster. They’re versatile, easily sliced, diced, or cooked whole with butter and seasoning, and make a fantastic addition to soups like ramen.

Fresh lion’s mane mushrooms are preferred for their taste, but dried ones are a convenient alternative since they’re readily available online. Just reconstitute them properly and use the nutrient-rich soaking water to enhance stews and sauces.

For ultimate convenience, try our Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract. Each bottle has 120 capsules, each containing 500mg of pure lion’s mane extract from the fruiting bodies (the part that’s actually eaten). Just pull apart the capsules and add the powder to hot beverages, soups, sauces, or gravies. The powder’s neutral, slightly earthy flavor blends seamlessly without altering taste.

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5 lion’s mane mushroom recipes the whole family will enjoy!

With so many lion’s mane health benefits on the line, eating it regularly can do a lot of wonders for your overall wellness. Vegans and vegetarians are going to love these recipes, too!

1) Lion’s mane mushroom soup with broccoli and potatoes

There are plenty of lion’s mane mushroom soup recipes on the web, but we like this one from Tyrant Farms best. This recipe calls for either dried or fresh lion’s mane, broccoli (feel free to replace with cauliflower), and potatoes to help thicken the soup.

The authors use an immersion blender for this recipe since they also feed it to their baby. But if you have neither child nor blender, then just slice the veggies to your preferred cut. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top as garnish. It’s perfect for cold, cuddle weather!

Check out the full recipe here.

2) Sauteed mushrooms with garlic

This recipe from Litchfield Hills Farmers Market is simple enough that even non-cooks can make it. A pound of lion’s mane, a couple tablespoons of butter and dry white wine, some salt, pepper and chives, and you’re ready to roll. An easy but umami-rich recipe that’s perfect for eating on its own or pairing with steak or some hot rice!

Check out the full recipe here.

3) Blackened lion’s mane steaks

This recipe from Trimazing uses blackening seasoning to give the mushrooms that grilled steak look. Making this does take some work, but they do look amazing!

First, you’ll need to sear the mushrooms in a skillet. Then grill them on a preheated barbecue grill. For that authentic-looking steak meal, serve these bad boys with a plate of mashed potatoes!

Check out the full recipe here.

4) Lion’s mane crab cakes

What do lion’s mane and shredded crab meat have in common? They both look very similar (some may say they look exactly the same)! Lion’s mane is an excellent substitute for crab meat.

This special lion’s mane mushroom recipe from Aubrey’s Kitchen will help you get your dose of nootropic goodness. Aside from the obvious ingredient, you will need eggs, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, and your favorite seasonings to make these delicious faux-crab cakes.

Check out the full recipe here.

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5) Lion’s mane latte

This mushroom coffee recipe is incredibly easy and perfect for a morning boost or an afternoon pick-me-up. Simply pull apart one or two capsules of our Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract and mix the powder into a cup of hot latte.

For a special twist, try this low-carb version:

Start by brewing a cup of your favorite coffee (use decaf if you’d like to drink before bed). While it brews, heat a cup of unsweetened nut or seed milk (like almond or coconut) in a saucepan until warm.

Blend the warm milk with our Lion’s Mane Mushroom powder and a tablespoon of MCT oil until frothy. Combine the coffee and the frothy mixture in a cup, and sweeten with your preferred low-carb sweetener (such as stevia or monk fruit).

This simple yet nourishing latte is a great way to enjoy the cognitive benefits of lion’s mane mushrooms anytime.

Is it possible to grow lion’s mane in your own backyard?

Yes, it is! Indoor grow kits are available online, so cultivating these at home is very much possible. When you start growing your own lion’s mane mushrooms at home, you can unlock its amazing nootropic benefits whenever you like.

Just search for “lion’s mane indoor grow kits” and you’ll see available options. Read the instructions carefully and follow them to a T if you want a bountiful harvest of these brain mushrooms!

Final words

Lion’s mane mushrooms are a versatile and delicious addition to any kitchen, offering unique flavors and cognitive benefits. Whether you’re using fresh, dried, or our convenient Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract capsules, you can easily incorporate this amazing mushroom into your favorite recipes. Happy cooking!