Bacon Wrapped Enoki Yakitori

Get ready to elevate your grilling game with these irresistible Bacon Wrapped Enoki Yakitori skewers! This Japanese-inspired delicacy combines the savory richness of bacon with the tender textures of enoki mushrooms, resulting in a deeply flavorful dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Plus, it’s super easy to make at home, delivering restaurant-quality taste without the hassle or cost. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to recreate this deliciousness in your own kitchen!

Bacon wrapped enoki yakitori served on a white plate topped with green onions.

Why I Love This Recipe

What I love about my take on this Bacon Wrapped Enoki Yakitori recipe is its simplicity and deliciousness! It’s a part of the classic Japanese yakitori tradition, where enoki mushrooms are lightly seasoned with pepper, wrapped in savory bacon, and baked to perfection! Drawing inspiration from my own Yakitori recipes like Negima Yakitori and Bacon Wrapped Quail Eggs Yakitori, I’ve crafted a technique that’s perfect for home kitchens, requiring no special equipment!

The result is a dish bursting with savory umami flavors from the mushrooms, complemented by the richness of bacon and a hint of white pepper. Whether you’re a beginner cook or a seasoned chef, this easy-to-make Bacon Wrapped Enoki Yakitori is sure to impress and satisfy your cravings. So why wait? Dive into the kitchen and experience the joy of homemade yakitori today!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Bacon – thin sliced bacon of choice. Thinner bacon allows easier wrapping around the enoki mushrooms.
  • Enoki Mushroom – fresh enoki mushroom found at Asian grocery stores. 
  • White Pepper – ground White Pepper in a bottle.
  • Green Onions – freshly chopped green onion scallions.

Enoki mushrooms cleaned and ready to cook.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

Step 1 Trim the root of the enoki mushrooms, wash them thoroughly, and season with white pepper.

Enoki mushroom seasoned with white pepper.

Step 2 Lay a bacon slice, place the seasoned enoki on top, and tightly rolling into tight cylinders, securing with toothpicks.

Bacon being wrapped around enoki mushroom.

💡 Wrapping Pro Tip

When wrapping the enoki mushrooms, Don’t Overstuff them to avoid difficulty in closing the wraps. Overfilling the wraps with too much mushroom can throw off the balance of the dish. Keep it balanced and manageable for the best results.

Step 3 Arrange these on a baking tray lined with a baking mat or parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes at 425F, or until the bacon is browned and crispy.

Bacon wrapped enoki being baked on a baking mat.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

For the finishing touch, garnish with chopped Green Onion scallions.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

For the best taste and texture, Serve Immediately after baking to enjoy them at their freshest.

Recipe Variations

Create delightful variations of this recipe by applying the same bacon wrapping technique. Wrap fresh asparagus spears to make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus or wrap chicken breast topped with garlic chips for Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Breast. These variations offer tasty options while keeping the same delicious bacon-wrapped concept.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this recipe with other yakitori dishes like Pork Belly Wrapped Asparagus Yakitori and Beef Kushiyaki for an at-home yakitori feast. Complement the meal with Japanese Roasted Eggplant Yakinasu or Japanese Spinach Salad, and serve alongside a comforting bowl of Japanese Chicken Soup.

Bacon wrapped enoki yakitori being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I grill these bacon wrapped enoki yakitori instead?

Yes, you can definitely grill these bacon wrapped enoki yakitori. Grilling adds a delicious smoky flavor to the dish. Simply grill them at 350°F for 10-12 minutes using indirect heat for optimal results.

How do I prevent the bacon from becoming too crispy while baking?

To prevent the bacon from becoming too crispy while baking, ensure that the dish is moved away from the heating element. This will help regulate the temperature and prevent the bacon from overcooking and becoming too crispy.

Should I soak the toothpicks before using them?

There's no need to soak the toothpicks before using them, as we're using indirect heat to cook the bacon wraps. Soaking isn't necessary in this case, as the toothpicks won't be exposed to direct heat during the cooking process.

What dipping sauce pairs best with Bacon Wrapped Enoki?

No dipping sauce is needed for Bacon Wrapped Enoki, as the dish is crafted to be enjoyed as is.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator. Leftovers can be kept for 7-10 days.

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Bacon wrapped enoki yakitori being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Bacon Wrapped Enoki Yakitori

Discover the delightful flavors of my Bacon Wrapped Enoki recipe! Perfect for any occasion, this dish features crispy bacon enveloping savory enoki mushrooms. Try our easy-to-follow recipe for a tasty treat that's sure to impress!
5 from 7 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: bacon wrapped enoki
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 Pieces
Print Recipe
Calories: 35kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make bacon wrapped enoki yakitori on the countertop.
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
    Oven being preheated.
  • Prepare enoki mushrooms by cutting off 1 inch of the bottom and discarding (this will get rid of the dirt). Wash enoki mushroom with water while trying to break apart the mushrooms. Squeeze out any excess water with your hands, lightly sprinkle with some white pepper and set aside.
    Enoki mushroom seasoned with white pepper.
  • Cut bacon slices into 1/3 as shown below.
    Cut bacon.
  • Take a slice of bacon and add a pinch of enoki mushrooms on the bottom of the bacon as shown. Roll bacon upwards to form a roll, place a toothpick to hold bacon in place, and transfer to a silicone baking mat.
    Bacon being wrapped around enoki mushroom.
  • Transfer the bacon wrapped enoki into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until bacon is browned and crisped.
    Bacon wrapped enoki being baked on a baking mat.
  • Once bacon wrapped enoki are done, remove toothpicks and top with chopped green onions.
    Bacon wrapped enoki yakitori topped with green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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