We love lion’s mane mushroom for its health benefits, flavor, fibery texture and that it gives us an endless possibility in the kitchen! One of our other favorite ways to use it, along with making a steak with it, is to use it to replace pork.
In this recipe we are going to share with you how to make ‘pulled pork’ out of mushroom and make a delicious grilled cheese with it. You can use black pearl king and oyster mushrooms too for the same recipe.
Grilled cheese with mushroom 'pulled pork' and black garlic for 2 portions:
Lion’s Mane ‘pulled pork’:
- 1 Tbsp of canola oil
- 0.6 pound of lion’s mane mushroom
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch of salt, pepper
- 1 Tbsp of butter
- 4 slices of bread
- 1 Tbsp of black garlic cream
- 2 Tbsp of mayo
- 1 apple
- 20 thin slices of cheddar cheese
Start by shredding the mushroom apart with your hands, then sauté it with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. If you need help with how to sauté mushrooms, click here.
After 3 minutes, you can add 1 tsp of paprika, 2 Tbsp. of soy sauce or tamari, 2 Tbsp. of maple syrup, pepper and a pinch of salt. Cook it until the liquid evaporates.
For the mayo:
We used 1 Tbsp. of Ail en Noir et Blanc’s black garlic cream with 2 Tbsp. of mayonnaise.
Spread it thoroughly on the bread slices. Then add the ‘pulled pork’, the apple and cheese slices.
Add some butter to your pan, once melted, put the sandwich on it and press it down with a spatula. Once the cheese starts to melt, flip the sandwich to the other side and press it down with the spatula. For the cheese to melt, and the bread to be crispy, it takes around 4-5 minutes on each side.
Simply cut the grilled cheese in half and it’s ready to be served!