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Bacon-Wrapped Tomato Skewers

Try this Japanese izakaya (pub) recipe with only two ingredients: bacon and cherry tomatoes, threaded into bamboo skewers and grilled to perfection.
Bacon-Wrapped Tomato Skewers.

Bacon-Wrapped Tomato Skewers.

Sometimes, the yummiest food doesn’t require a lot of ingredients nor the most sophisticated cooking method. These Japanese bacon-wrapped cherry tomato skewers are so good, and you only need two ingredients to prepare these yummy snacks.

You may spot butabara tomatomaki (豚バラトマト巻き) in a Japanese pub (izakaya) menu, and indeed they go well with a tall glass of cold beer.

Bacon, cherry tomatoes, and bamboo skewers are all you need for this quick and easy Japanese pub fare.

Bacon, cherry tomatoes, and bamboo skewers are all you need for this quick and easy Japanese pub fare.

Two ingredients and two tools

You will need bacon and cherry tomatoes, and you will also need bamboo skewers and a grill pan.

I use 8-inch bamboo skewers and a 10.5-inch Lodge cast-iron grill pan. I think the length of the skewer is perfect to thread three bacon-wrapped cherry tomatoes, and they also fit perfectly in the Lodge grill pan.

Wrap cherry tomatoes with bacon, and thread three pieces into each bamboo skewer.

Wrap cherry tomatoes with bacon, and thread three pieces into each bamboo skewer.

Skewer and grill

First, cut each slice of bacon into three equal-length pieces. You should end up with 24 smaller pieces from the original eight slices of bacon.

Wrap each cherry tomato with a piece of bacon. You should end up with 24 bacon-wrapped cherry tomatoes.

Thread 3 bacon-wrapped cherry tomatoes into each bamboo skewer.

Heat the grill pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, brush the grills with a little bit of oil.

If you are using a 10.5-inch Lodge grill pan, you can grill four skewers at a time. It should take about 3-4 minutes per side to cook the bacon until golden brown and slightly crispy.

Serve the grilled bacon-wrapped tomato skewers immediately. Remember to open a bottle of cold beer.

Cook with a grill pan until the bacon turns golden grown and fully cook.

Cook with a grill pan until the bacon turns golden grown and fully cook.

Bacon-Wrapped Tomato Skewers

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 8 bacon slices
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 8 bamboo skewers

Instructions

  1. Cut each slice of bacon into three equal-length pieces. You should end up with 24 smaller pieces from the original eight slices of bacon.
  2. Wrap each cherry tomato with a piece of bacon. You should end up with 24 bacon-wrapped cherry tomatoes.
  3. Thread 3 bacon-wrapped cherry tomatoes into each bamboo skewer.
  4. Heat the grill pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, brush the grills with a little bit of oil.
  5. If you are using a 10.5-inch Lodge grill pan, you can grill four skewers at a time. It should take about 3-4 minutes per side to cook the bacon until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  6. Serve the grilled bacon-wrapped tomato skewers immediately. Remember to open a bottle of cold beer.
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