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What Is The Lion's Mane Mushroom?

In case you haven’t heard Lion’s Mane is one of the newest gourmet super foods to hit the scene. Commonly eating in a lot of Asian cultures as a style of mock meat it has finally found its way into local farmers’ markets and restaurants across the country.

Recently it has gathered a lot of attention for its promising results in a number of trials where it is suggested that I has a some very promising neuroregenerative qualities amongst benefits to regulating blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

Lion’s mane, also know as Hericium erinaceus is a truly remarkable fungus with a strikingly unforgettable appearance and an amazing rich umami flavour that wonderfully mimics the texture of meat. It’s no wonder that it is taking the culinary world by storm.

Lions mane mushroom

What Makes The Lion's Mane Mushroom So Special?

Recently lion’s mane has been touted as the next big superfood. As more and more people are switching to a plant-based diet we are looking for alternatives to meat.  Lion’s mane is a wonderful alternative. It has a rich umami flavour which is perfectly accompanied by a convincingly meat-like texture. This combination of qualities make it the perfect meat-free alternative. 

Lion's mane mushroom

Not only is it delicious but it is full of health benefits. Recent studies have suggested that lion’s mane is a catalyst for neuroregeneration triggering a number of investigations worldwide into the possible therapeutic and medicinal benefits for this fancy fungus. It has been shown to reduce memory loss in mice as well as preventing neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques. A lot of people are now taking lion’s mane supplements to combat a number of neurological diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Like most gourmet mushrooms lion’s mane is also full of antioxidants and compounds that help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the blood stream. In mice it has been found to contain an anti-inflammatory which also has been show to reduce anxiety and depression.

'Lion's mane close up

How To Prepare Lion's Mane Mushroom

Lion’s mane is incredibly easy to prepare. With a little preparation this curious looking fungi can be transformed into mouth-watering mushroom steaks with the perfect golden crust.

Ingredients

  • Lion’s Mane Mushroom
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper

Method

  • Cut the lion’s mane mushroom into half inch thick slices.
  • Fry the slices of mushroom in a dry frying pan (without oil) over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • The mushroom will reduce in size as moisture evaporates and the fibres are condensed.
  • Add some olive oil & butter and fry until golden & crisp.
  • Enjoy with salt, pepper and the condiments of your choice.
Pan Fried Lions mane mushroom

Try Our Crispy Lion's Mane mushroom Nugget Recipe

These golden little nuggets of joy are irresistible. Vegan & gluten free these crispy lion’s mane nuggets are an absolute crowd-pleaser. 

crispy lion's mane nugget recipe

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