Thursday, July 19, 2012


makes four servings

4 clusters of enoki mushrooms (each about 1 ounce)
4 slices of bacon (about 4 ounces)
4 pieces of butcher’s string (each 6 inches long)

Cut most of the spongy base off each cluster of enokis, leaving enough intact to hold the mushrooms together. Wrap each cluster crosswise with a slice of bacon, tying it in place with a piece of butcher’s string. Set up the grill for direct grilling and preheat it to medium-high. Leave one section of the grill fire-free for a safety zone. When ready to cook, brush and oil the grill grate. Arrange the enokis on the hot grate and grill them until the bacon and mushrooms are browned on all sides, 2-3 minutes per side, 8-12 minutes in all, turning with tongs. If the dripping bacon fat causes flare-ups, move the enokis to another section of the grill.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Planet Barbecue!: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries, by Steven Raichlen. Workman Publishing Company, 2010