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Lion's Mane Recipe (Mushroom Pasta)

An easy and delicious pasta recipe featuring lion's mane mushrooms in the place of seafood.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner, entree, lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 750kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 1 medium Serrano pepper (chopped)
  • ½ cup seafood broth (or wine)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup whipping cream (or half and half)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ lb lion's mane mushrooms
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 ounce Asiago cheese
  • 2 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley (chopped)

Instructions

  • Pour olive oil into a saucepan. Add sliced tomatoes and cover the pot with the lid. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. 
  • Add a Serrano pepper to the tomatoes and sauté for a minute. Pour the broth over the tomatoes and season with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Cover and simmer the sauce over low heat for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour cream into the pot and blend until smooth (or slightly chunky) using an immersion blender.
  • Tear Lion's Mane Mushroom into small pieces. Melt butter in a separate skillet and sauté for a few minutes. Stir the sauteed mushrooms into the sauce.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce; mix to combine. Plate the Lion's Mane Mushroom Pasta and garnish with shaved Asiago cheese and chopped Italian parsley before serving.

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Notes

  • If you don't have an immersion blender you can use a food processor or Ninja blender. Make sure the sauce is not too hot when you blend it because it will splatter when you unscrew the blade from the cup. 
  • For a milder dish, leave out the Serrano and the cayenne pepper. For an extra spicy dish, slice an additional Serrano pepper and add it to the plated pasta before serving it.
  • Instead of Asiago cheese, you can sprinkle the pasta with Parmesan cheese.
  • If foraging Lion's Mane Mushrooms, look for them high up on tree trunks and branches. This is a great beginner mushroom to forage and doesn't have dangerous look-alikes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 750kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 875mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g