Unless you must, it is recommended that you do not rinse mushrooms in water to clean them because they will soak up quite a bit of excess water, which can affect how well they cook. To clean lion’s mane mushroom, simply brush it using a basting brush. A basting brush is gentle enough to not harm the mushroom, but it can also help you get the excess dirt off without needing to use running water.
You can learn more about cleaning and prepping lion’s mane for cooking via the video below:
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