Lion's Mane Mushrooms, Dried
Hericium erinaceus / Yamabushitake / Monkey head mushroom / Bearded tooth mushroom / Satyr's beard / Bearded hedgehog mushroom / Pom pom mushroom / Bearded tooth fungus
It’s a mushroom called Monkey Head. Nothing we say about it will be as clever or hilarious.
So why is this mushroom called Monkey Head? That’s what you want to know, right? Well, when first picked the bulbous mushroom possesses long, hairy spines that give it a soft and furry look. That, combined with the shape, makes the mushroom look a bit like a small monkey’s noggin.
In Chinese and Tibetan cuisine the mushroom is used most often as a vegetarian replacement for pork, beef, lamb, and venison. The texture is somewhat scallop-like. Once reconstituted it usually seared or simply added to soups and stews where its meaty texture and gamey flavor can best be appreciated.
|Ingredients||Hericium erinaceus (Lion's Mane Mushroom)|
|Recommended Applications||In Chinese and Tibetan cuisine the mushroom is used most often as a vegetarian replacement for pork, beef, lamb, and venison.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|