Pulled Chicken Sliders with Barq's Root Beer Barbecue Sauce
There was a time last century when sailors in the US Navy used the term “sliders” for hamburgers so greasy that the patties slid across the grill as ships swayed in the rolling surf. The old White Castle hamburger chain picked up the term and used it for burgers so small that customers could slide each one down the hatch in a single bite. Nowadays the term refers to any small sandwich you can eat in a bite or two. Here is a tasty example from my book Weber’s New Real Grilling. The recipe features grilled chicken thighs that are shredded and then coated with a root beer barbecue sauce. The term “root beer” has its own American story that involves a chemist in Biloxi, Mississippi experimenting with some roots, berries and herbs in 1898 to make a bubbly beverage. Somehow it seems fitting that these two culinary terms with curious origins (sliders and root beer) should meet on a plate… but not home plate, which is the territory of a totally different kind of slider.
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Mitarashi sauce is delicious brushed on Japanese dango dumplings.Dango dumplings (see recipe) are often eaten during the harvest moon festival in Japan with a sweet and salty mitarishi sauce. Left plain, they're often piled on platters in pyramids and left on the family altar as an offering to the moon. Adapted from a recipe by the Nagoya International Center.
Mitarashi Dango from Japan
In Japan, these small rice flour dumplings are often eaten during the harvest moon festival with sweet and salty mitarashi sauce (see recipe). Left plain, they're often piled on platters in pyramids and left on the family altar as an offering to the moon. Adapted from a recipe by the Nagoya International Center.