When you’re back’s against the wall in creating some food because you have no kitchen (yes, total remodel and gutting), then you get ultimately creative with cooking at home. Having only two countertop appliances to use for almost three months, a microwave and toaster oven, it became a challenge, and inspirational fun, to come up with recipes. No way were we going to do take out or eat out most all the time. We’ve probably eaten out more during these past months than in years!
Inspiration for this Recipe
This sriracha shrimp slider is simply one of those quick recipes that could be done in the toaster oven. My toaster oven is nothing fancy. Probably got it years ago at some place like WalMart for about fifty bucks or less. No extravagant settings, broil and bake. That’s it. Same with my microwave. Came from probably one of the big box stores for under $150 bucks. It’s served me well since I usually don’t microwave much more than heating up coffee or melting butter.
Served these sriracha shrimp sliders to the team of hard-working guys who were installing the beast of a piece of quartz for the new island in our kitchen. Weighing in a whopping about 850 pounds and about ten feet long (I didn’t want seams!), it had to be brought in by a huge crane because my kitchen’s on the second floor. No way was that piece of quartz coming up sixteen steps!
The overall consensus was that these were amazing. One kid was munching as I asked him how they were, he looked at me and said in a serious tone with a deadpan face, ‘What kinda drugs do you have in here?’ And, then he burst out in a laugh saying they were so dang good he was all grins!