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Hericium erinaceous

LION'S MANE

mushroom

TASTING NOTES

Lobster-like    -   Sweet    -   Nutty

TYPE

SOURCE

Cultivated

Santa Cruz

FRIDGE LIFE

SEASON

4 - 7 days

Year-Round

HEALTH BENEFITS

Lion's mane is packed with vitamin d, potassium, iron, antioxidants, protein, beta-glucans, and NGF (nerve growth factor).

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how to store

Keep your lion's mane mushrooms in the fridge, inside the wax paper bag. They'll keep fresh for about 4 - 7 days.

Pro Tip → Store mushrooms towards the top of the fridge. Avoid the veggie drawer, it's often too cold for them! 

If you don't plan on eating them within the 7-day window, we recommend:

  • Cooking then storing in the freezer. 

  • Drying in a dehydrator.

  • Drying in the oven at its lowest setting for 2 hours. Flip them halfway through.

Pro Tip → Dried mushrooms can be rehydrated by soaking in warm water for 20 minutes or by tossing them in a simmering soup!

how to PREP

IMPORTANT: Do not wash! If the base of your lion’s mane has substrate (sawdust) cut or pull it off.

 

In our experience, the best way to get a buttery, crispy texture is to slice it into thin strips about a quarter to one-eighth thickness. Some recipes may prefer larger pieces, however, we've found that it cooks the best this way.

 

Cook them with a sprinkle of salt in a dry pan over low heat until most of the moisture is gone. Add fat of choice (butter, oil, or ghee) along with chopped garlic, rosemary, thyme, and oregano, and turn the heat up to medium. They'll golden up in about 10-15 minutes.

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recipes we love

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lion's mane
"crab" cakes

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Memphis Dry-Rub lion's mane

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mushroom swiss
burger 

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lion's mane
nuggets

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rice & chinese broccoli