Lion’s Mane Mushrooms with Pea Shoots & Mango Sauce
I discovered Lion’s Mane mushrooms at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. The farmer explained that the mushrooms, roasted, taste like lobster! I used to love lobster when I was eating that way. Nature brings us all the flavors we need without the deleterious effects of foods that don’t come from the garden! They are a beautiful snow white color and look like poms poms with a soft feathery feel. It’s tremendously medicinal. Traditional Chinese medicine has prescribed it for stomach problems. It’s 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 them to create very special plant-based dishes. We wanted to showcase the mushroom’s taste, so we kept the application simple. If you can find these delightful and healthful mushrooms, get them!
Preheat oven to 450℉
While the mushrooms bake, place mango, lime juice and garlic in a small blender and process until smooth.
Place pea shoots in the middle of the plate. Add lion’s mane “scallops” on top and dress with the mango dressing.