Grilled Hop Shoots – Best Recipe Showdown

Three variations on my favorite way to eat Grilled Hop Shoots. Hops are worth growing, just for the springtime shoots! They are so delicious when they are grilled. I also give you tips on growing and pruning hops and how to handle them in the kitchen.

Species mentioned:
Hops – Humulus lupulus
Redbud – Cercis canadensis, C. occidentalis, C. mexicanus, and others (Fabaceae family: the Bean family)
Scaly Ink Cap mushroom – Coprinopsis variegata (Psathyrellaceae family: dark-spored Agarics)


Check out these videos:
Pruning Hops: Why and How –
Redbud Flower Recipes: Vinegar, Pickle, Ferment –
Hop Leaf and Dandelion Flower Quiche –

How to Pick, Process and Store Hops:
5 Ways to Eat Hop Shoots:
How to Make Pickled Hop Shoots:

Here are some playlists you might like:
Hops: Growing and Using Hops –
Redbuds: Foraging and Using Redbud Trees –

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9 thoughts on “Grilled Hop Shoots – Best Recipe Showdown

  • May 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    So… being in Hawaii I have never had red buds… so… huh. Um… the one with the pickled red buds… maybe? Um. Hmm…. sure. Pickles. Probably. Good video though.

  • May 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Hi, oh you're so funny, love it! Question: will I find hops in the wild? I've only seen the wild grapes. Maybe I should plant it in my garden? Also…why no alcohol with mushrooms? For a few days? Sounds terrifying, lol!

  • May 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Please give us a complete tour of your garden in segments like Fruits / Vegetables growing in your garden. Thanks for the unusually supercool channel.

  • May 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Well dog gone if we don't have a hop plant, lol. It isn't out of the ground yet as it's behind the wood shed where it's a bit frozen yet. Will be trying the 3rd option you showed with the small pieces, it's how I eat spaghetti, lol. Hope I don't horrify any pasta eaters out there:)
    Have to put my thinking cap on for the dressing, as we don't have Redbud's here, maybe spruce tips or lilac flowers but thanks for another awesome video Chris!


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