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Looking for a vegan alternative to lobster rolls? Look no further than this delicious Lion's mane mushroom lobster roll recipe. Made with Lion's Mane mushrooms, which have a flavor and texture that closely resembles lobster, this recipe is perfect for vegans and vegetarians who want to indulge in a classic seafood dish.
To prepare the vegan Lion's mane lobster roll, start by slicing the mushrooms into even 1/4-inch thick slices and cook them on a nonstick skillet until they are seared on both sides. Then, shred the mushrooms with your fingers or forks.
Next, prepare the dressing by whisking garlic powder, lemon juice, and vegan mayonnaise and adding chopped red onions, celery, scallions, chives, and seaweed granules. Next, mix in the shredded Lion's mane mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Finally, stuff the mixture into a toasted baguette or hoagie roll and top with old bay seasoning, scallions, chives, and lemon wedges.
Below, we will look deeper at the process of preparing Lion's mane mushroom lobster roll. Moreover, we will answer all your questions about preparing a vegan Lion's mane lobster roll.
How To Cook Lion's Mane Mushroom Lobster Roll
You probably think lobster rolls with Lion's mane mushroom, but we're talking about vegan lobster rolls—ideal for those looking for vegan and vegetarian recipes.
How does that work? We will trade lobster for a delicious Lion's mane mushroom that tastes exactly like lobster—the mushroom will act as a meat substitute.Then, we will bring the vegetables and Lion's mane mushroom mixture together in style, creating a lobster roll sandwich that, when served, will be one of the most amazing foods you will ever eat.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
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- ½ pound Lion's mane mushroom
- ¼ cup mayonnaise (vegan alternative: soy mayonnaise)
- 2-3 tablespoon plant-based butter (or regular butter for vegetarian option)
- 2 baguettes (alternative: hoagie roll or French roll)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh chives (alternative: green onions, fresh dill, or a mixture)
- 1 finely diced stalk of fresh celery
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon seaweed granules or nori sheets (cut into small pieces)
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 scallion sliced
- Salt and pepper, and red chili flakes: to taste
To Garnish Your Vegan Lion's Mane Lobster Roll:
- 1 lemon (or lemon juice)
- Old bay seasoning or any seasoning of your choice
- 1 large nonstick skillet
- Paper towel
- 1 medium bowl
- Grill pan (optional)
1. Preparing Baguette
Slice your baguettes into 2-3 inches-even slices. Then, like a hot dog bun, cut through each baguette slice without cutting them apart.
Melt one tablespoon of butter and lightly brush it on the outside and inside of the baguette slices. You can also use olive oil to brush the baguettes.
Place the baguettes on a baking tray and bake for around 10 minutes. Remove once they are toasted and appear golden. Set aside the baked baguettes until you are ready to assemble them.
Alternatively, you can toast the bun in a heated grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Once they are slightly golden and roasted (which takes roughly about a minute), open the bun and toast the insides of it for a minute. Then, set aside the roasted or grilled baguettes and move on to the next step.
2. Preparing The Mushroom
Cut the mushrooms into ¼ inch slices. The bottoms of the mushroom can be dirty, especially if you buy the mushrooms from the local farmer's market. Cut this part away and slice the remaining mushroom as if you are cutting a cauliflower. Cut the fresh Lion's mane mushrooms, so they are evenly thick.
Heat a large nonstick skillet (or any regular sauté pan) over medium to high heat and drizzle some olive oil. Place the mushroom slices evenly over the pan without overlapping. Cook and sear the mushrooms for about 2 minutes on each side.
Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and drain any excess oil on the paper towels. Once the mushrooms have cooled down, shred them with your fingers or two forks.
3. Prepare The Dressing
Whisk garlic powder, lemon juice, and mayonnaise in a medium-sized bowl. Add the chopped red onions, chives, celery, scallion, and seaweed if you like. Add some paprika. Whisk well till everything is combined.
Before you assemble, taste the dressing and adjust for salt, pepper, and other seasonings. Add in the shredded Lion's mane mushroom and mix everything.
4. Assembling The Lobster Roll
Assemble by stuffing the mushroom dressing inside the buns or baguettes. Then, top it off with a pinch of old bay seasoning (or any seasoning you choose). Finally, garnish with some scallion, chives, and lemon wedges. Then, your vegan lobster roll is ready to go!
Protein 2 g Fiber 2 g
Sodium 1 g Vitamin B 3 g
Sugar 0 g Iron 1 g
Read More: See our detailed guide on Lion's mane nutritional values.
If you choose the bread for the lobster roll, slice it nearly half (like hot dog buns). You may even hollow it out by removing some of the bread.
You can make your lobster roll tastier with spices like celery leaves, a teaspoon celery salt, or hot sauce. You can serve it alongside a salad with tomato, lettuce, shallots, and other vegetables.
The Lion's Mane Mushroom Lobster Roll recipe is a delicious vegan alternative to a classic seafood dish. The recipe uses Lion's Mane mushrooms, which have a flavor and texture resembling a lobster.
The Lion's mane mushroom lobster roll is perfect for vegans and vegetarians who want to indulge in a classic seafood dish. With simple ingredients and easy steps, this recipe can be prepared in just 20 minutes and is a nutritious and tasty option for those looking to add more plant-based meals to their diet.
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