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UPDATED 6/23/2023

Mushrooms seem to be a love ’em or hate ’em type of food.  We believe that those who find themselves hating mushrooms just haven’t had them prepared properly. Luckily, there are ways to help you grow to love mushrooms and us here at Advanced MycoTech are dedicated to guide you every step of the way.

So, maybe you’ve already heard about all the health benefits that mushrooms provide and probably wish you liked them enough to eat them more regularly other than the occasional pizza or salad topping.

However, a good thing to remember is the fact that mushrooms should always be cooked. According to Andrew Weil, MD, “Mushrooms have very tough cell walls and are essentially indigestible if you don’t cook them. Thoroughly heating them releases the nutrients they contain, including protein, B vitamins, and minerals, as well as a wide range of novel compounds not found in other foods.”

Lion’s mane mushrooms, in particular, are packed with amazing health benefits and incredible medicinal qualities, which makes for a great addition to any nutrition plan. Lion’s mane health benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Inducing nerve growth factor (NGF)
  • Preventing or slowing the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Reducing the risk of heart disease

In addition, adding lion’s mane mushrooms into your diet would make Hippocrates proud!

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”

To get you started, we’re going to introduce you to three unbelievably delicious lion’s mane mushroom recipes that’ll leave you wanting more. Whether you’re new to lion’s mane or a veteran, these recipes will be useful and tasty!

Recipe #1. Pan-Fried Lion’s Mane Mushroom

This recipe is for those with simple taste or really enjoy savoring the flavor and texture of the mushroom itself.


  • 1 medium head of lion’s mane mushroom
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • pepper
  • salt

For cooking instructions for this recipe, click here.

Recipe #2. Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes

Okay, this recipe is just ridiculously delicious. The Mushroom Council really hit a home run with this one!


  • 8 ounces Lion’s Mane mushroom
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for pan frying
  • Lemon wedges and tartar sauce for serving

For cooking instructions for this recipe, click here.

Recipe #3. Roasted Lion’s Mane Mushrooms With Sherried Shallots

This is an interesting take on “liver and onions”.  We gotta say, lion’s mane mushrooms sound much more appetizing than liver!


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups vertically sliced shallots (about 6 large)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 silver dollar-sized lion’s mane mushrooms (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into 12 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh chives

For cooking instructions for this recipe, click here.


We understand that lion’s mane mushrooms are hard to come by in most places. If lion’s mane mushrooms are unavailable to you but you are determined to add more mushrooms into your diet, check out our stuffed mushrooms recipes that are vegan and keto-friendly. These mushroom recipes are mouth-wateringly satisfying and call for commonly found mushrooms like white button mushrooms and crimini mushrooms, sometimes referred to as baby portobellos. These can be found in most supermarkets.

Let Us Know

We would love to hear your cooking experience with these recipes! Let us know what you liked and feel free to ask what other recipes you’d prefer to see. 

Bon appétit!


LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Advanced MycoTech assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.

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