Walleye Wrapped in Ramps And Bacon

On my way home from a walleye fishing trip,  I stopped and picked a few ramps and was tossing around the idea of trying some walleye wrapped in ramp leaves.

That idea morphed into walleye wrapped in ramps and bacon. Very simply seasoned with salt and pepper, I cut the walleye into manageable pieces and then wrapped them in ramp leaves and bacon and then grilled them. These were perfect little bites of happiness!

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Ramps grow in colonies consisting of numerous clumps of individual plants. (Photo by Bev Currie)

Ramps or wild leeks have a sharp flavor characteristic of a combination of garlic and onion, according to wildedible.com. Ramps are easily recognized by their 1 or 2 broad leaves measuring 1- to 2-1/2 inches wide and 4- to 12 inches long. Avoid the deadly lily-of-the-valley which looks similar to ramps. While ramp leaves have a pungent garlic odor, lily-of-the-valley has no odor.


Recipe courtesy of Jamie Carlson and his “You Have to Cook it Right” blog.




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