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  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 25 minutes
  • Yield 1 lb (4 servings) 1x
Author Mushroom Council

When blanched in salted water, lion’s mane mushrooms remarkably take on a flavor and texture of succulent shellfish such as crab or lobster.

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1 lb Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, torn to resemble pieces of crab

4 Tbsp olive oil

½ lemon, zest + juice

salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil; water should be salty like the sea.
  2. Tear Lion’s Mane in pieces sized to resemble picked crab meat while the water is coming to a boil.
  3. Drop mushrooms into boiling water and let simmer for 20 seconds, drain and immediately add to a medium mixing bowl.
  4. To warm mushrooms, add olive oil, lemon juice + zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Enjoy in any recipe where you would use shellfish, including over salads or as a topping to avocado toast.

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