Lion’s Mane Mushrooms with Pea Shoots & Mango Sauce

Lion’s Mane mushrooms are a beautiful snow white color and look like poms poms with a soft feathery feel. They’re tremendously medicinal, and because of their healing properties, traditional Chinese medicine has prescribed it for stomach problems amongst others. The Lion’s Mane mushroom variety is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and is said to help with memory as well!

What I love about them is their meaty, almost lobster like taste and texture. There are so many ways to use Lion’s Mane mushrooms to create very special dishes. In this dish, we wanted to showcase the mushroom’s taste, so we kept the application simple. If you can find these delightful and healthful mushrooms in your local produce store or specialty market, get your hands on them, and make this amazing meal! 

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. Lion’s mane mushrooms  
  • ¾ cup medium diced mango
  • 3 TB Lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced (¼ tsp)
  • 2 small handfuls pea shoots

Ingredients

Preheat oven to 450℉

  1. Cut the Lion’s Mane mushrooms into 1” pieces, like the size of small scallops.
  2. Place on parchment lined sheet pan and bake in the oven for 9-12 minutes, depending on the oven,  and the size of the mushroom pieces.
  3. The mushrooms are cooked when they become golden brown and are cooked all the way through.  To test, take out a piece after about 9 minutes and taste to see if it is cooked all the way through and not too chewy.  The consistency will be a lot like lobster!
  4. Remove from oven.

Mango Sauce:

  1.  While the mushrooms bake, place mango, lime juice and garlic in a small blender and process until smooth.
  2. Add more lime juice to taste if wanted!

To Plate:

  1.  Place pea shoots in the middle of the plate. 
  2. Add lion’s mane “scallops” on top and dress with the mango dressing.
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