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Sauteed Lion's Mane Mushrooms- A Recipe to Convert Mushroom Skeptics

As a kid, mushrooms were one of the foods I did my best to pick out of casseroles and other meals my mom made.  Their rubbery texture and funky taste made me push the limits on how many pieces I could leave on my plate and stealthily sneak past her attention.

When we started selling mushrooms from Dakota Mushrooms and Microgreens, I dutifully sampled Dan's products and was surprised to find that I actually ENJOY the lion's mane variety- particularly sauteed using the simple method I am going to show you.

Sauteeing them until golden results in crispy edges and adding garlic and onions adds flavor while still allowing the mushroom flavor to shine.  A sprinkle of course himalayan salt finishes them off.

This same method can be used with any mushroom variety.

P.S.  Did you know that lion's man mushrooms have medicinal benefits?  They can enhance brain function, support heart and circulatory system health, act as a powerful antioxidant, improve immune function, and are being studied for fighting cancer.  (source)

Simple Sauteed Lion's Mane Mushrooms

  • 1 T. butter or oil
  • 6-8 oz. lions mane mushrooms
  • Chopped green onions (optional)
  • Chopped garlic scallions or minced garlic (optional)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Tear or cut mushrooms into pieces that are about 1/2" thick.

Heat 1 T. butter or oil in a cast iron skillet.

Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally.

When they are almost done cooking, add onions and garlic if desired and cook briefly until fragrant.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve!

Serves 2.

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