Enoki mushrooms wrapped in bacon
A yakitori classic! Grilled and skewered, enoki mushrooms wrapped in bacon is one very popular dish you’ll find in all yakitori bars in Japan. Though I love these chewy mushroom rolls, sometimes I find them hard to eat because of the amount of enoki used – too much of it takes forever to chew on! So I’m using less for my take on this classic Japanese recipe, and working in a variation of veggies: Orange bell peppers and scallions for today. I’m also using an oven and no skewers since I don’t own a grill.
You can easily substitute this enoki bacon roll recipe with other vegetables to create a fun, kid friendly dinner! Making colorful and tasty bites like these are great for kids because the veggies are hidden – the aroma of the cooked bacon is what will get their attention and let’s face it; who doesn’t like bacon! Use one slice per roll if you want to make the dish healthier. They also make great appetizers when served with other yakitori classics like tsukune and fried chicken (served warm or cold). Plant a toothpick in each bite and you’ve got yourself a unique conversation starter plate your friends and family will remember.
Enoki mushroom and bacon rolls
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: Japanese
- 8 slices bacon (sliced in half widthwise)
- 2 scallions
- 1 bell pepper (sliced into thin strips)
- 1 package enoki mushrooms
- tonkatsu or soy sauce (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 350 dregrees.
- Lay parchment paper or aluminum paper on a sheet tray.
- On a chopping board, cut the bacon in half and separate the slices.
- Lay one slice of bacon down and put another one on top, about 1/3 lower than the bottom one.
- Put a slice of orange pepper, scallion and a few strands of enoki mushrooms on top of the bacon slices, closer to the right side.
- Roll and wrap the bacon around the vegetables. Repeat until all ingredients are used.
- *This step is optional* – Brush a little barbecue sauce or soy over the bacon, on both sides.
- Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes, until bacon is well cooked.
- Take out of the oven and put the bacon wraps in a pan over high heat. Cook until bacon is a little charred and slightly crispy (2-3 minutes). Serve.
- Calories: 49
- Saturated Fat: 1