Garlic Butter Enoki Mushrooms

My mouthwatering Garlic Butter Enoki Mushrooms recipe is a delightful side dish that’s quick and easy to prepare! In just 5 minutes, you’ll have these tender enoki mushrooms grilled to perfection in a foil pack, infused with the savory goodness of garlic butter. Get ready to savor the deliciousness of grilled enoki mushrooms and discover why this recipe is a must-try!

Japanese style garlic butter enoki mushroom recipe served in a bowl topped with chopped green onions.

Why I Love This Recipe

My Japanese-inspired Garlic Butter Enoki Mushrooms recipe puts enoki mushrooms in the spotlight, offering a unique twist to your grilling experience! Its simplicity and incredible flavors make it perfect for those seeking a quick and tasty side dish. The enoki mushrooms turn soft and tender on the grill, while the garlic butter and Japanese sake infuse them with a savory, slightly sweet taste.

While my Bacon Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms and Miso Crab Stuffed Mushrooms recipes take the baking route, this enoki mushroom dish embraces the BBQ grill, much like my Bacon Wrapped Enoki creation. It’s easy to prepare and perfect for those looking to add a little extra flair to their BBQ grill. So, fire up the grill and indulge in this side dish!



  • Enoki Mushroom – 1 pack of enoki mushrooms found at Asian grocery stores and selective supermarkets.
  • Butter – unsalted or salted.
  • Garlic freshly diced garlic.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Japanese Sake – typically will come in a large bottle labeled junmai sake. Can also substitute with dry sherry wine or Chinese cooking wine. 
  • Green Onion – freshly chopped green onions scallions.

Extra Seasoning

You can enhance the flavor of this dish by adding a sprinkle of ground red pepper if you prefer a touch of spiciness.

Japanese style garlic butter enoki mushroom recipe served in a bowl topped with chopped green onions, top down.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • BBQ Grill


Step 1 Start by preparing the mushrooms. Remove the roots and give them a good wash.

Enoki mushroom washed and cut.

🍄 Enoki Pro Tip

You can trim 1 inch Off the Bottom of the enoki mushrooms above the roots directly from the plastic packaging and discard.

Step 2 Next, take a sheet of aluminum foil and create a packet. Place the enoki mushrooms inside and sprinkle them with diced garlic, a touch of salt, a dash of black pepper, Japanese sake, and a generous amount of butter.

Enoki and diced garlic in aluminum pouch.

Step 3 Seal the foil packet, allowing a little room for air to escape, and place it on the grill set to 350°F. Grill these flavorful mushrooms under indirect heat for about 20 minutes.

Enoki mushroom in a foil pouch being grilled.

🔥 Grilling Recipe Notes

Ensure that the Foil Packet is Not Completely Sealed; it’s important to leave a small opening for the liquid to escape during cooking. This allows the dish to cook properly and prevents any pressure buildup inside the packet.

Step 4 Once done, transfer them to a serving plate, and don’t forget to add a final touch of freshness with some chopped green onions.

Grilled enoki served on a plate.

Paring Recommendations

Consider serving these grilled enoki mushrooms alongside White Wine Steamed Manila Clams or Japanese Steamed Clams for a delightful combination of flavors. If you’re in the mood for soup, you can complement the mushrooms with Clam Miso Soup, or opt for the more delicate Chinese Shrimp Egg Drop Soup. These seafood options pair perfectly with one another.

Japanese style garlic butter enoki mushroom recipe served in a bowl topped with chopped green onions being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare these mushrooms in the oven instead of on the grill?

Yes, you can! Simply set your oven to 350°F and bake the mushrooms for 15 minutes, remembering to give them a gentle stir halfway through the cooking time.

What should the texture of the enoki mushrooms be after grilling?

The enoki mushrooms should have a tender and soft texture, while still maintaining some structure to them.

Storage Tips

To store leftover, simply place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. They will stay fresh for 3-5 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, warm them up in the microwave.

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Japanese style garlic butter enoki mushroom recipe served in a bowl topped with chopped green onions.

Garlic Butter Enoki Mushrooms

Discover the delightful world of grilled Garlic Butter Enoki Mushrooms with my mouthwatering recipe. These tender mushrooms are infused with savory garlic butter, making them a perfect side dish. Explore the unique flavors of grilled enoki mushrooms today!
4.55 from 31 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: enoki mushroom butter recipe, enoki pasta, grilled enoki mushrooms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 160kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • If you are baking, preheat oven to 350F you are grilling, preheat grill to 350F.
  • Using the sheet of aluminum foil, make a pouch that measures around 10"x12". Place butter inside of aluminum pouch and set aside.
    Butter in aluminum pouch.
  • Cut off about 1 inch from the bottom of the Enoki mushroom and discard (this will get rid of the dirt). Wash Enoki mushroom thoroughly with water while trying to break apart the mushrooms as much as possible. Squeeze out any excess water with your hands and transfer the Enoki mushroom into the aluminum pouch on top of the butter.
    Enoki in aluminum pouch.
  • Finely dice garlic cloves and place on top of Enoki mushroom, along with salt, black pepper and Japanese sake.
    Enoki and diced garlic in aluminum pouch.
  • Close foil pouch while leaving about 7/8 gap open on top.
    Enoki in aluminum pouch closed.
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
    Chopped green onions.
  • Place foil pouch on indirect fire (back of grill and cook for 10 minutes with lid closed, maintaining a temperature of about 350. Occasional stir the mushroom around to help mix in sauce and close back up. Once 10 minutes has passed, transfer to a serving plate, top with chopped green onions.
    Chopped green onions.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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