Lion's Mane Mushroom
The Lion's Mane Mushroom is an edible mushroom primarily used in Asian cuisine, with a texture reminiscent of seafood when cooked.
It can be identified by its tendency to grow all the spines out from one group (rather than branches), long spines (greater than 1 cm length) and its appearance on hardwoods.They white and resemble cauliflower or perhaps some albino variety of sea-sponge.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Hericium erinaceus is a choice edible when young, and the texture of the cooked mushroom is often compared to seafood. This mushroom is cultivated commercially on logs or sterilized sawdust And modern science is now discovering that not only is it a culinary delicacy but it may also possess some unique medicinal properties, with its ability to stimulate nerve and myelin regeneration. Lion’s mane mushrooms can be sautéed, broiled, grilled, or added to any recipe that requires mushrooms. These mushrooms are especially tasty when served over fish or combined with fresh vegetables.
Conserving and Storing
Store fresh lion’s mane mushrooms in a paper bag in the refrigerator for up to seven days. Dried mushrooms should be stored in a tightly sealed container, in a cool, dry place.