Monday, October 15, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts & Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

As soon as I mentioned bacon for my PIGskin Challenge my friend Carol suggested Rumaki. Well I've never had that so I added it to the list. Got a little nervous when I started looking at recipes and they called for chicken liver (not my first choice for a football party)... But I found out there are many versions of Rumaki out there, some variations include chicken, scallops and oysters. I opted for just water chestnuts and bacon, but the twist is that the chestnuts get marinated in a teriyaki sauce for a couple hours.
Lots of bite size flavor here folks!
I do encourage you to try the homemade Teriyaki Sauce, I promise you'll never buy another bottle!
This is a great marinade for grilled steak, pork or chicken.
It did a nice job on the water chestnuts too:@)

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts (Rumaki)-adapted from Allrecipes
1 (8oz) can of water chestnuts, drained
Teriyaki Sauce-recipe follows
About 7 slices of bacon, cut into thirds
Toothpicks for serving

Teriyaki Sauce-half of this recipe would be enough for 2 cans of chestnuts
1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced-I use a garlic press
1 tsp ground ginger
1 Tblsp molasses
Mix well
  1. Add drained water chestnuts to Teriyaki Sauce and marinate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain chestnuts well-I dabbed them with paper towels.
  3. Wrap one chestnut in bacon and place seam side down onto a baking sheet/dish. 
  4. Bake at 375 degrees until brown and crispy, approx 25 minutes.
  5. Serve with toothpicks. I preferred these at room temperature.
Have a happy day:@)

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  1. I haven't had Rumaki in years. You're right. There were several versions, but I remember the bacon wrapped water chestnuts as being very popular, especially with guys. Great idea to make your own teriyaki sauce Lynn. Commercial versions sometimes can have too much salt.

  2. Oh, how I remember how good these were. I think I made them back in the 80's! Thanks a bunch for sharing... I could eat a plate full right now... for breakfast even :)

  3. This sounds wonderful. My daughter loves water chestnuts so she is bound to love these.
    xo bj

  4. This sounds so good, Lynn. I like the idea of a nice crunch with the taste of bacon and a yummy sauce.



  5. I used to make these all the time...I really love the crunch of water chestnuts. I have to try making the teriyaki sauce myself. Thanks, Lynn!


  6. They look so good. Great flavor. I'd definitely love with water chestnuts rather than liver.

  7. Now who would have thought to put those two together. I would love to try one or two or three...

  8. The homemade sauce sounds lovely.

  9. These are my kind of Rumaki - no livers please. We had some od these made by a friend when we first married and I loved them. Funny how you forget about great recipes.

  10. I love ALL kinds of rumaki, and yours must be fantastic with the homemade teriyaki! I may try yours out on my book club next month :)

  11. This is similar to one of my all time favorite appetizers. I've never done the teriyaki sauce, but that sounds so good and I love that you made your own!! Delish!

  12. I will absolutely have to try the Bacon wrapped water chestnuts. They look yummy! I love bacon anyway!

  13. I have never had that before.. but after reading this, I plan too make it soon! I can't wait to try the homemade terriaki.
    Have a great tuesday

  14. Those are so cute and I bet they taste amazing! :)


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