I love mushrooms and wanted to try Enoki mushrooms. I had no idea what to make with them until I found this recipe. I have adapted this recipe from Hungry Chef, you may need to adjust cooking times as they weren’t done in the author’s timeline. I have noted my changes at the end of the recipe.
1 package enoki mushrooms
medium-sized high-sided baking pan / cookie sheet
freshly cracked sea salt
freshly cracked black pepper
freshly grated ginger (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Take mushrooms out of package and cut off the last 1/4 – 1/2 inch at the base where vermiculite may still be present.
Break package of mushrooms into 4-5 bundles of mushrooms.
Wrap each mushroom bundle with a piece of bacon. Insert a toothpick to hold together bundle. (see note #1)
Lay out on a medium-sized high sided baking dish or pan.
Cracked pepper and a touch of salt over the bundles.
Drain off bacon dripping as it accumulates.
Roast in oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the bacon is brown and crisp. (see Note #2)
Drain bundles on paper towels (if necessary) and serve.
Source: Adapted from a recipe on Hungry Chef
Note: I found these bundles too chewy to pick up and bite, but could be easily cut with a sharp knife.
1. If you wanted to make this an easier to serve appetizer I would suggest making 8-10 groups of mushrooms cutting mushrooms in half and using some of each end and then wrapping with half a piece of bacon.
2. I also found the bacon didn’t seem to cook in the 15-18 minutes so I ended up putting the pan under the broiler for 10 minutes on each side of the bundles.