Lion’s mane mushroom recipe

Recently, Lion’s mane mushroom caught everyone’s eye. The taste of these mushroom recipes cannot be blown away, this recipe featuring mushroom crab cake is so delicious that if you don’t eat it you won’t believe that this recipe is meatless!

Lion’s mane mushroom recipes

Popularly known as the Lion Mushroom or Herisium erenesius,, now almost all mushroom lovers love to eat it! This type of mushroom is very popular in vegetarian recipes, no difference is found with any meat. It is extremely tasty and gives it an amazingly sincere and strong texture. It is mild and pale in taste but a good produce when it comes to cooking with a variety of other flavors.

What is a lion’s mane mushroom?

The Lion’s Man mushroom is a white fungus which comes with hair like smooth texture, so it resembles a name. Also termed as hedgehog mushroom, the fungus is native to Asia, north America and Europe.

lions main mushrooms

Where to find this mushroom? 

it is easy to find it in local grocery stores or healthy food stores, but also the farmer’s market is the right place where you can easily find this type of mushroom.

Studies have shown that Lion’s mushrooms have many health benefits, such as protecting against acute dementia, preventing  and reducing some symptoms of stress, anxiety along with depression and repairing any type of nerve damage. But it doesn’t have lots of proof, some studies are required to understand the health benefits completely of this type of mushroom.

What does the lion’s mane mushroom taste like? 

While cooking the lion mushroom, the mushroom becomes meaty, tender and juicy. Most seafood lovers like it because after cooking it tastes somewhat similar to crab meat or other popular sea food items.

Cooking Lion’s Mane Mushroom is not a complicated recipe. It is easy and also well worth your valuable time. But you need to get enough knowledge to make fluffy white mushrooms. Its taste similar to sea food makes it tasty just like the crab and lobster.

Due to the mushroom’s unique flavor, most of the food lovers prefer to take it, but you need to cook it as easy as possible.  Having the thick texture, the lion’s mane mushrooms are great for sautéing, in stews, deep frying, and eating with sauces and for roasting. 

Fresh Lion’s Mane mushroom


Ingredients in this Recipe

  •         Egg or normal flax egg:

for creating the flax egg, you need to take one spoon of flaxseed. Then mix it with 3 spoon of water. Place the mixture on the refrigerator for about ten minutes to make it thick.

  •         Breadcrumbs: to make this you can use the regular breadcrumbs
  •         Sweet Onion
  •         Normal Mayonnaise or Vegan Mayonnaise (recommended)
  •         Worcestershire sauce
  •         Old Bay seasoning: If you don’t have old bay seasoning in you home, choose the Italian seasoning or Cajun seasoning. But these two seasoning are slightly different that can increase the flavor.
  •         Dijon mustard: to make this, you need to use course grounded mustard.
  •         Parsley
  •         Salt & pepper for taste
  •         Oil for making the fry cakes: choose Canola oil or olive oil or vegetable oil.
  •         Optional Garnish: you have to take Lemon wedges.
  •         Hand shredded mushroom: cut into smaller size pieces.

Step by step guideline to make the recipe:

Step one:

Take a medium size bowl, combine the egg, onion to the bowl, mayonnaise, after that you have to add Worcestershire sauce along with old bay seasoning with some Dijon mustard, chopped parsley , salt & pepper with egg mixture. Stir all the ingredients until getting a fluffy mixture.

Step two:

After that you have to add small piece of mushroom in the mixture.

Step three:

Then again add the Panko breadcrumbs to the mixture until fully mixed in it.

Step four

You have to continuously stirring it for making the form of 3-4 round and flat patties. It should be around of ½ to ¾ inch thickness.

Step five

Take some oil in the sauté pan and place the pan on medium heat. Then you have to cook the prepared patties for a around 2-3 minutes per side. It needs to be little bit crispy and golden brown in color.

Then garnish it with onion and squeeze some amount of lemon juice & enjoy.


Mushroom is a super versatile recipe. Its mild flavor makes it the most preferred choice for most of the lion’s mane mushroom lovers. Some of favorite lion’s mane mushroom recipe preparations mentioned here:

  •         Pan Sautéed mushroom with salted butter
  •         Oven roasted mushroom in olive oil or butter
  •         Grilled lion made mushroom
  •         Vegan crab cakes (made with lion mane mushroom)

lions-mane-mushroom-crab cakes

To create a more creative recipe, you can add grounded mushroom powder in any mushroom recipe. The lion’s mane mushroom can be added in tea and coffee and mushroom paste in pasta sauce or traditional soups like creamy pea soup etc.

Crispy Lion’s Mane Nuggets

The lion’s mane pakora or nuggets are amazingly reminiscent of the very tender and juicy fillet of fish or chicken. They are a delight and I can guarantee that I will make this recurring for my friends and family.

lions main mushroom nuggets


They are so delight that those people who once made it in their kitchen will want to make them again and again and try to serve any get together

  • 400 grams of lion’s mane mushroom—400 grams
  • chickpea flour- 1 cup
  • Water—1 cup
  • Garlic powder– 1 tsp
  • Cumin–1/2 tsp
  • Coriander– 1/2 tsp
  • Cayenne–1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala– 1/2 tsp

Step 1

1st you have to Preheat the deep fryer under 170 degrees. Then cut the lion’s mane mushroom into some pieces.

Step 2. Prepare Batter

After that combine all dry ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Add some spices to increase the taste depending on your personal taste.

You have to add the water gradually to the mixture until it becomes a wet batter and wet for some time to stand the batter.

Step 3. Dip & Fry

Add some oil on a pan, place them in the pan under high heat. Dip the pieces of lion’s mane one by one to batter. If the oil becomes hot sufficiently, it will release the bubbles when submerging the nuggets.

Step 4. Serve & Enjoy

Finally it is ready to serve; you have to serve it with lashings of salt. Optionally, you can serve with tartare sauce and lemon wedges to wash it down with your favorite green gimlet drink.

FAQ about mushrooms

Why is Lion’s Mane Mushroom Special?

Now a huge number of people are turning to the planet based on veg food. It is very normal that they try to find a substitute for fish and meat.  You may wonder why the Lion’s mane recipe is really the best alternative to meat. Rich with umami flavor it is perfectly having through its tasty meat-like texture. This favorable combination makes it a perfect meat free substitute. 

How do you eat lion’s mane mushroom?

You can eat lion mane different ways including raw, cooked, dried or steeped as a tea. Beside this, you can find the extracts of the mushroom in medical shop as a over-the-counter health supplements. Sea food lovers like its “seafood-like,” flavor that often be compared with the taste of crab or lobster.

What is the benefit of Lion Mane Mushroom?

Lion’s mane mushrooms are a form of mushroom that are large, white, shaggy mushrooms. In China, India, Japan and Korea, it is used in cooking as well as in medicine. Lion’s mane mushrooms have bioactive substances which are extremely beneficial for body, especially the brain, heart and gut.

How do you cook with lion’s mane?

For the unique flavor of the mushrooms, cook the mushrooms in an uncomplicated and easy as possible way. Its thick texture proves that it is great for roasting, in grills, deep frying,  adding in stews, sautéing,  sauces etc.

How long does lion’s mane last in the fridge?

Lion’s mane mushrooms usually last for week in the refrigerator, but you have to store them properly. If you do not store correctly, it will rot within one or two day. As mentioned above, you have to keep it in a bag which is perfect for breathe.

Does cooking lion’s mane destroy nutrients?

It is important to wash perfectly before cooking the Lion’s mane mushroom, but you should remember cooking doesn’t create any impact on its nutrients. On cooking time, the Lion’s mane mushroom can eliminate the germs, and couple of vitamins, cannot destroy overall nutrients.

How do you use dried lion’s mane?

You can use this Dried mushrooms can with normal water or wine or  add with any of your favorite dish.

You can sift the mushrooms using the remaining liquid in your favorite soup recipe.

Then rinse all re-hydrated mushrooms, cut them into slice, then as soon as possible to your favorite dish, or you can fry with your favorite herb using a air fryer.

How much lion’s mane should I take daily?

You should take the Lion’s mane three times per day, there is no any statement that you cannot to exceed the limit. You need to take daily of 250mg to 750mg  to get the  effective result. Sometime expert recommend mixing one spoon of lion’s mane powdered into your tea or coffee.

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