Lion's Mane Mushroom Dumplings

Full disclosure – we're not dumpling masters by any stretch, but maybe that makes us uniquely qualified to be teaching the easy way. 

This is a hacky quick recipe that yields tasty results while delivering the health benefits of Lions Mane mushrooms in a tasty lil package. 
Try making a big batch and freeze them. It makes for a super convenient midweek dinner, or a one or two per day as small daily snack for your Lion's Mane regimen.

Ingredients:

For the Dumplings:

  • 1 cup Lion's Mane mushrooms, finely chopped (these are the stars!)
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Store-bought dumpling sheets (a lifesaver)
  • Water, for sealing the dumplings

For the Ginger Chili Scallion Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes (adjust based on how spicy you like it)
  • 1/4 cup scallions, finely chopped

Let's Get Cooking:

  • Mix the Filling: Combine the Lion's Mane mushrooms, celery, carrots, scallions, and onion in a bowl. Add the soy sauce and sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper. Mix it all up until everything's evenly coated.
  • Assemble the Dumplings: Take a dumpling sheet, spoon some filling into the center. Dip your finger in water and run it along the edge of the sheet – this is key for a good seal. Fold it over, press to seal, and feel free to crimp the edges for that classic look.
  • Cook 'Em Up: You've got options here – steam, boil, or pan-fry. Steaming gives a soft texture, boiling is quick and easy, and pan-frying offers a crispy bottom. Choose your adventure.
  • Sauce Time: Whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, chili flakes, and scallions. This sauce is a game-changer, trust me.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Once they're cooked, serve these dumplings hot with a generous drizzle (or dunk) of the ginger chili scallion sauce.
  • Freeze for Later: Got leftovers or made a big batch? Let them cool, then pop them in the freezer. They reheat like a charm for a quick, tasty meal.

 

So there you have it – Lion's Mane Mushroom Dumplings made easy. We're not pros, but we've learned that making delicious dumplings at home doesn't have to be a chore.