Yum Peaceful Cooking: Teriyaki Sliders

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Teriyaki Sliders


These babies are slidin' right into home plate.

Grand Slam!!

Out of the park!

Ok, I'm seriously not a baseball fan. Sir Sportsalot burned me out on that...yeeeeears ago. Once upon a time, 2 expansion teams were drafting into the leagues....The Rockies and The Mariners or was it the Marlins? crap, I think it was the Marlins. Anyways... just to irk Sir Sportsalot, I decided to be fan of The Rockies...just so I could say I've liked them since they began. And ya, being a Dodger fan himself...it irked.

But I couldn't tell ya how they did this past season...or even a name of a single player on the team.

Some fan, right?

But....when I think of sliders....what comes to mind is "sliding" onto base oooor....those little water turtles....red eared sliders.

So...thats where my head is. If it doesn't make sense to you, don't worry. You're not alone.

Now for these Teriyaki Sliders....

I got the recipe from my sister who got it from a magazine (have no clue which one...sorry).

I did make a few slight changes. Not enough to call it my own...just enough to make it a little extra mmmm mmmm good.

I did borrow a couple of ideas from Spryte. She has 2 recipes for Sliders. One is the White Castle Style Slider where I borrowed the cooking method....BRILLANT!!! Sooooo would not want to be flipping 24 mini patties.

The other recipe is her Teriyaki Turkey Sliders with Ponzu Sauce where I borrowed her pineapple addition to the slider. Totally YUM!

Ok...lets move on already.

why does wine make me so chatty?



Teriyaki Patties:
1 1/2 lbs ground chicken (or pork...actually, beef would be fine too)
3 scallions, chopped
4 oz chopped mushrooms, sauteed
2 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/3 - 2/3 cup panko
1 teaspoon sesame oil

I ground up a couple of chicken breasts. It was a bit moist so I ended up adding 2/3 cup of panko. Start with the 1/3 cup and see how it all feels before adding more (or not)

Tip: I keep my ginger in a zip lock baggy in the freezer. It keeps for a long time and when you grate ginger, frozen...its a snap!! Just take a knife and scrape off the skin and "zest" away. No messy stringy stuff....just fine little crystal like ginger.

Sauce:
1/4 mayonnaise
1 tsp teriyaki sauce
1/4 tsp sesame oil (optional)
1/2 tsp sugar
pinch wasabi powder (optional)

24 pineapple slices
24 dinner rolls  (I used Kings Hawaiian Rolls)

Wasabi Powder.....hmmm.



I added the "pinch" and let it sit for a minute...nothing. No heat, no nothing. So I added more. Still nothing. I ended up adding a good teaspoon or more and still nothing!! No heat. Just a weird flavor that I wasn't sure I liked. What happened? Anyone out there experienced with this stuff? Wasabi is hot stuff. I don't get it.

O'well...let's move on

Preheat the oven to 400' F.

Combine all the teriyaki patty ingredients. Spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with cooking spray and spread the chicken mixture into the pan, as evenly as you can...


Cook for about 30 minutes. You want to make sure its thoroughly cooked of course....no pink in the middle

Meanwhile, grill your pineapple slices. It was too cold for the "man" of the house to BBQ outside so I got out my waaaaaay old, indoor grill pan (when is it ever too cold in SoCal to BBQ???)

 

At least it gets the grill marks done good.

Then mix up your sauce ingredients





When the chicken is done, cut into 24 patties, about the size of the dinner rolls



And put your sliders together....


Soo...how many of these babies can you put away?




Btw...I happened to serve them with sweet potato fries. It was my first experience with those.

Not bad. not bad at all.

I did make regular fries for Sir Sportsalot cuz I didn't think he'd be real thrilled with the sweet potatoes. I walked out of the kitchen for a minute and when I returned, he had loaded up his plate with them.

Now, if I had told him...."instead of regular fries, I thought I'd make them out of sweet potatoes" I wouldn't gotten "the look"

Go figure.

26 comments:

  1. wow oh wow... it just keeps getting better. I loved the basic burger I thought you were making first picture, then you added all the extras, and especially the pineapple... (whimp, never too cold to grill, but I digress)

    This is a keeper for me, and you should be seeing me stealing the recipe soon

    GREAT POST!

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  2. I was loving the idea when Spryte made it, now you made it and I'm loving it again. I'm going to make these, definitely! I really want to get my hands on those kings hawaiian rolls. I love the chicken version but since you said beef would be good too, I'm thinking beef teriyaki and and use the sauce AND maybe even using the onions that were in the white castly slider recipe. My only thing is, Can't I just use regular onions instead of dried ones. I'd hate to buy them just for this. Okay, now that my comment is a paragraph long, I'm going to leave! lol

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  3. Those look amazing. I've been wanting to try out sliders once I saw Spryte do them and this only makes me want them more!

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  4. What a cool creation! I love the combination of grilled pineapples and teriyaki sauce. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. These look SO unbelievably good! I am salivating all over my keyboard... If it's any consolation, my powdered Wasabi isn't as strong as the premixed stuff in the tube...

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  6. These sound really good! Such delicious flavors!! And I love sweet potato fries!

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  7. Ha ha, The Look....do all husbands come equipped with that? Mine has been good at it for years! These are perfect for game day...or any day. Great recipe!

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  8. Tango - Thanks :)

    Grill - LOL @ wimp (my thoughts exactly) I look forward to seeing your version :)

    Michele - sure you can use regular ones but since its teriyaki, i'd probably stick with the green onions.

    Bob - make em dude...whatcha waiting for? haa haa

    Fresh - ya, the pineapple totally made this one taste that much better.

    Shane - oooh, they have wasabi paste? I'm gonna have to get some. Oh, and the sauce...tasted way more better (haha) the next day. but still not spicy :(

    Reeni - the flavors were wonderful. when the whole family gives it 2 thumbs up, its a good thing LOL

    Bridgett - I had soo planned on making these for game day (last weekend) but couldn't and I didn't want to wait for this weekend (not very patient. and ya...whats up with "the look"? LMAO!

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  9. What darling sliders. Happy Halloween.
    Sam

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  10. Very cute! Another good thing about cooking them like this and then cutting to size, is that you don't have to worry about shrinkage.

    If you slice then cook, the patty will shrink up.

    Great looking dish.

    So Sir Sportsalot says it's too cold to Q? But I bet he likes watching football games when it's snowing at Green Bay, point out that those fans tailgate OUTSIDE before the game;)

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  11. Great slider recipe! And I absolutely agree about sweet potato fries- love them.

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  12. Sam - Happy Halloween to you too :)

    Chris - ya...unless you're a shirk-a-dink, we don't want any shrinkage. and ya, I've mentioned something to that affect...funny, i don't remember what is response was LOL

    Barbara - Thank you for stopping by!! It's always so fun to see new faces. I

    Photographer - they wuz tasty LOL

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  13. Wow!!!!!!Those look fantastic! I love the pineapple idea!

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  14. What a fanntastic twist on the white castle slider. Love it. They sound incredible!

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  15. What a great idea! They look very tasty indeed.
    Happy Halloween!

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  16. They look awesome, Danielle! Something my daughter would eat now that she has "given up" beef.

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  17. They look wonderful and that is a great idea about cooking them in a pan in the oven--well worth stealing! ;-)

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  18. how many of these could i put away? more than i care to admit. i love the pinapple ring especially--sweet juiciness.
    incidentally, my only use for baseball is the tight pants. is that so wrong? :)

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  19. I really don't like the idea of White Castle Burgers, but these sound like something I would love, I love grilled pineapple on a burger!

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  20. i love sliders! these look amazing :)

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  21. Slide some my way!!!! Seriously,they sound awesome...lovin' the grilled pineapple! And sweet potato fried rock my world....Sir Sportsalot...DRINK!!!!

    p.s...go Cubbies!

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  22. Wow! This is a really great idea! Love it! These sliders would be a hit at our house.

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  23. Erica - ya gotta love pineapple :)

    Donna - I've never had a white castle....how sad is that? LOL

    Natashya - happy halloween to you too (2 days 2 late)

    Cathy - these teens are gonna drive us insane aren't they?

    Tracy - grilled pineapple is awesome

    Deb - I dont think I'd have made them if I didn't see the little pan trick over at Sprytes

    Grace - ROFLMAO!!! yes, tight pants and very muscley forearms....can't go wrong there

    Patti - Something about the white castles turn me off too. maybe cuz they sound so plain?

    Heather - thank you :)

    Girli - DRINK!!! I should do a whole post dedicated to sir sportsalot....just so we could get drunk together LMAO

    Velva - They were a total hit here...if you get a chance to make them, let me know how you like em :)

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