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Lion's Mane Steak: Juicy And Flavorful For Meat Lovers
Mar 20, 23
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Author: Sony Sherpa

Lion's Mane Steak: Juicy And Flavorful For Meat Lovers

  • by Sony Sherpa

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    Sony Sherpa

    Dr. Sony Sherpa is a board-certified Clinical Doctor and dedicated advocate for holistic medicine, specializing in functional mushrooms. Her blend of medical expertise and passion for alternative wellness lends authenticity to her role as a contributor for Natures Rise.

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Lion's Mane Steak: Juicy And Flavorful For Meat Lovers

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Are you looking for a unique and flavorful twist on traditional steak recipes? Look no further than this Lion's Mane steak recipe! It is meat-free, easy to prepare, and offers a range of health benefits, including preventing Alzheimer's disease and improving sleep and concentration.

This Lion's mane mushroom steak recipe is perfect for those looking to incorporate more plant-based options. First, the fresh mushrooms are sliced and seared in a cast iron skillet, creating a delicious golden brown crust on each side. Then, a flavorful seasoning blend is added to enhance the taste and create a savory, chicken-like flavor.

But the benefits don't stop there. Lion's Mane mushrooms are known for their high protein and fiber content, making this dish delicious and nutritious. Plus, with just 30 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time, Lion's mane steaks are a quick and easy meal you can pair with any soup or stew for a complete and satisfying dinner.

So why not try something new and experience the delicious flavor and health benefits of Lion's mane with this easy and satisfying steak recipe?

A Step-by-Step Lion's Mane Mushroom Steak Recipe For Everyone

This easy-to-cook Lion's mane mushroom recipe takes less than an hour and delivers a taste that delights your tastebuds. One of the best meat-free Lion's mane recipes, it will satisfy every family member—it offers a meaty texture and seafood taste for meat lovers while keeping the food meat-free for vegans and vegetarians. 

General Info

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 4

Great for: Better sleep and concentration

Read More: See how eating Lion's mane before bed improves sleep.


  • 4 large Fresh Lion's mane mushroom (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil or Olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon butter (or any plant-based butter for vegan-friendly options)
  • 2 tablespoon BBQ seasoning
  • 4 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • Onion powder (1 ½ teaspoon)
  • Poultry powder (1 ½ teaspoon)
  • Salt and pepper (according to taste)
  • For garnishing: fresh parsley or thyme


  • Oven
  • Big cast iron or any heavy skillet - 2


1. Prepping Mushrooms

Clean your Lion's mane mushrooms by giving them a quick rinse to remove the dirt they may have collected at the grocery stores. Be careful not to soak the fresh Lion's mane mushrooms in water, as they can become soggy. Next, use a long serrated knife to make ¾-inches evenly thick slices of this traditional Chinese medicine and put these in a bowl.

2. Preheat The Oven

You can use a grill for this Lion's mane mushroom recipe if you do not own an oven. First, set your BBQ grill or oven to 400°F.

3. Searing The Steaks

It would help to stir-fry the fresh Lion's mane mushrooms over your skillet until they turn golden brown. Heat a big cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and coat the bottom with enough oil when hot. Now add Lion's mane mushrooms in a single layer, letting them cook for a minute or two.

Add a second heavy iron skillet on top of Lion's mane mushroom steaks to press them down and let them cook pressed for 1 to 2 minutes. You will hear Lion's mane mushrooms sizzle and then begin to notice the liquid bubble and pool around the edges.

Gently press the center of the top pan to press the mushrooms. The mushrooms will release more water, and you can add a few drops of oil as the mushrooms cook. 

It will take 5 to 6 minutes to press and brown one side of the mushroom. Then, carefully flip to the other side with the help of a spatula or tongs.  You will now see a beautiful sear on the underside.

Add a little oil and return the heavy skillet on top of the mushroom. Press firmly so Lion's mane mushrooms are seared and turn golden brown on the other side.

4. Season The Steaks

Combine BBQ seasoning with 1 ½ teaspoons each of onion powder and poultry seasoning—this works great as it gives your steaks an excellent chicken taste and flavor.

Sprinkle some of your seasoning mixture, plus salt and pepper, over the mushrooms' top once both sides are pressed and brown. Flip, stir-fry, and repeat until both sides of the mushroom are crispy and slightly charred. Once done, remove the skillet from the heat.

5. Grill The Seared Steaks

Place the seared Lion's mane steaks in the oven or BBQ grill for 10 minutes. Once grilled or roasted for 10 minutes, move to step 6 below.

6. Pan Sauce

Take the hot skillet back to heat. Add some butter and scrape to get the leftovers in the pan out.  Reduce medium-high heat and let it simmer until you pan sauce with a medium-thick consistency.

7. Serving

You can brush your steaks on the grill with the pan sauce or coat them on a plate. Garnish with fresh thyme and parsley to improve Lion's mane mushroom taste. Once done, Lion's mane steak should be ready to be served--now, you and your family should be ready to enjoy one of the best meals.

Nutritional Info

Protein 2 g              Fiber 2 g

Sodium 1 g             Vitamin B 3 g

Sugar 0 g                Iron 1 g

Read More: Learn about Lion's mane dietary values.

Additional Notes:

The water content in Lion's mane mushrooms can vary. If the mushrooms have more water, cook them a little longer.

Key Takeaways

The Lion's Mane Steak recipe is a perfect option for those who are looking for a meat-free alternative that is healthy and easy to cook. The recipe's main ingredient, Lion's Mane mushroom, is known for its health benefits, such as cognitive function, immunity, and overall health. 

You can prepare and cook the recipe in under an hour with just a big cast iron skillet or any heavy skillet and an oven. The seasoning mixture of BBQ seasoning, onion powder, poultry powder, salt, and pepper gives the Lion's Mane steaks an excellent taste and flavor. In addition, the recipe can be adjusted based on the water content of the mushrooms, ensuring that the dish is cooked perfectly every time. 

The recipe's nutritional value includes 2g of protein and fiber, 1g of iron, and 3g of Vitamin B, making it a perfect option for anyone who wants a healthy and delicious meal. Whether vegetarian or vegan, this recipe will satisfy your tastebuds and improve your overall health.

Have you cooked Lion's mane mushrooms before? What Lion's mane recipes did you enjoy most? Let us know in the comments.

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