Lion's Mane mushrooms have a very unique, meaty texture and can be served in a variety of dishes. Hericium erinaceus, commonly known as Lion's Mane, is a fuzzy-looking mushroom that grows in large, bulbous clusters. This variety is native to North America, Europe and Asia.
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Before it's cooked, Lion's Mane has a soft, shaggy texture and very earthy smell. We think the best way to prepare Lion's Mane is by slicing the clusters into 3/4" "steaks" and sautéing. When sautéed with a small amount of olive oil or butter, Lion's Mane transforms into a succulent texture reminiscent of crab or lobster. Once cooked, the fibers of this mushroom are very similar to the texture of meat, which makes this variety a wonderful meat substitute in many dishes. We recommend sautéing on low heat with olive oil and butter.