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Classic Pan-Fried Lion's Mane Mushroom Steak

Prep Time:

20 Minutes (including marinating time)

Cook Time:

10 Minutes

Serves:

4 Servings

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

This dish pairs beautifully with a light, refreshing salad or some roasted vegetables. The lion's mane mushroom, with its meaty texture and ability to soak up flavours, offers a satisfying and elegant alternative to traditional steak.

Ingredients

  • Lion's mane mushrooms (about 4 large ones)

  • Olive oil (4 tablespoons)

  • Garlic (4 cloves, finely minced)

  • Fresh thyme (2 tablespoons, or 2 teaspoons dried)

  • Soy sauce (2 tablespoons, for umami depth)

  • Balsamic vinegar (2 teaspoons, for a tangy twist)

  • Salt and black pepper (to taste)

  • Optional: A splash of red wine (for a robust flavor)

Preparation

  1. Prepare the Mushrooms: Gently clean the lion's mane mushrooms with a brush or a damp cloth. Slice them into steak-like pieces, about ¾ inch thick.


  2. Marinate (Optional): In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of olive oil. Brush this mixture over the mushroom steaks and let them sit for about 15 minutes. This step is optional but adds a nice depth of flavor.

  3. Cook the Mushrooms: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the mushroom steaks. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they develop a nice golden-brown crust.

  4. Add Garlic and Herbs: Sprinkle the minced garlic and thyme over the mushrooms. If using, pour in the splash of red wine for an extra layer of flavor. Continue to cook for another minute, letting the garlic and herbs infuse their flavors.

  5. Season: Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

  6. Serve: Serve hot, perhaps alongside a fresh salad or your favorite side dish.Prepare the Mushrooms: Gently clean the lion's mane mushrooms with a brush or a damp cloth. Slice them into steak-like pieces, about ¾ inch thick.

  7. Marinate (Optional): In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of olive oil. Brush this mixture over the mushroom steaks and let them sit for about 15 minutes. This step is optional but adds a nice depth of flavor.

  8. Cook the Mushrooms: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the mushroom steaks. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they develop a nice golden-brown crust.

  9. Add Garlic and Herbs: Sprinkle the minced garlic and thyme over the mushrooms. If using, pour in the splash of red wine for an extra layer of flavor. Continue to cook for another minute, letting the garlic and herbs infuse their flavors.

  10. Season: Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

  11. Serve: Serve hot, perhaps alongside a fresh salad or your favorite side dish.

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