an hors d'oeuvre-y kinda thing that's easy to make and
tasty. If you can get fresh enoki mushrooms for a reasonable
price, I'd recommend trying this at least once. "Obimake"
refers to the bacon that is wrapped around the mushrooms
like an obi sash. (Obi are the sashes worn around kimonos.)
What you need:
bacon (not too fatty, and turkey bacon is fine)
Cut the bacon in half lengthwise, so
you end up with long strips. How much bacon? It varies
according to how much enoki you have and how big the
bunches are. I had less than a quarter pound of mushrooms
up six pieces of bacon, but I made small bunches.
Wash the mushrooms, then cut off the
root. Separate them into batches about a quarter in
diameter. Wrap a bacon strip around it in a spiral from
bottom to top and pin the end down with a toothpick.
Repeat until all the mushrooms are wrapped.
Lay the wrapped mushrooms on a wire
rack (with a pan below to catch the bacon drippings) and broil them for five minutes on each side. You
want the mushrooms to be just starting to brown and
the bacon to be crisping.
When cooked, remove the toothpick and
press the bacon section gently between paper towels
to blot off excess grease. Cut them in half in the middle
of the bacon and stand the head part up to serve them
all pretty and bite-sized, or serve them whole if you like.