Lions Mane Mushrooms

I have 3 beautiful ones from the New Haven Ct farmers market. Would love any ideas for using them. I think I will just try a few slices cooked in butter for lunch. Are they used like any other mushroom or more likely to be the star of the plate? THanks.

It’s an interesting mushroom. I have used it in a soup broth, or simply sauteed for pasta. Check out this informative site, even has a recipe (scroll all the way down).

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Thank you Presunto. A good article and helpful for my first time cooking. I had also been thinking about drying what I couldn’t eat while they were nice and fresh but the article seemed to steer one away from that.

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They are called “monkey head” mushroom in the Chinese cooking.

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Making noodles. Phongdien Town, Cantho City, Southern Vietnam.
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