Vegan “Steaks” Ⓥ (Lions Mane Mushrooms)

  • 3-4 large lions mane mushrooms (about 7 oz each)
  • 5-7 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Slice of a tiny bit off of the bottom of each mushroom so you have a sort of flat surface to work with. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet if you have one. Add the mushrooms and allow them to heat for a couple of minutes, sprinkle with salt & pepper, then add another skillet or heavy pot on top to press the mushrooms down.
  • After a few minutes, remove the weighted pot or skillet, flip the mushrooms over, sprinkle the other side with salt & pepper & repeat this step a few times so you heat & crisp up both sides of the mushroom steaks evenly without burning them. You may need to add a bit more olive oil to the skillet during this step & you will notice moisture being released.
  • After both sides are evenly cooked, remove the skillet from the heat, sprinkle the mushrooms with the minced garlic and add it to the oven for 10 minutes at 400°F.
  • After the 10 minutes are up, deglaze the pan by removing the steaks, adding the 2 tbsp vegan butter & scraping the bottom of the pan mixing well. Add the steaks back in and toss to coat.
  • Serve with any sides like mashed potatoes, spinach, rice, beans, plantains! You can also use steak or BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

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