Good Life, Good Food: Championship Sliders

Salmon or Shrimp Sliders w/Tangy Avocado Sauce


1 lb fresh salmon fillet, skin removed or 1 lb of 16/20 peeled and deveined shrimp

½ ea red bell pepper, sliced

½ ea gold bell pepper sliced

½ C panko bread crumbs

¼ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp McCormick coarse ground pepper

1 ea egg

12 ea slider rolls

Tangy Avocado Sauce

1 ea ripe avocado, peeled and sliced

¼ C mayonnaise

¼ c sour cream

1 Tblspn milk

1 ½ tsp distilled white vinegar

Pinch kosher salt

¼ tsp McCormick coarse grind black pepper


Place sliced salmon and bell peppers in your food processor. Pulse 2-3 times until mixture is coarsely chopped.

Remove and place in a medium bowl. Add panko bread crumbs, kosher salt, coarse black pepper and the egg whip together with a spoon until well incorporated. If mixture is not holding together add additional panko bread crumbs.

Shape salmon mixture into 12 small patties.

Cook in a saute pan with 1 Tblspn of extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Cook patties 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and place on individual slider rolls.

Avocado Sauce

In a medium bowl, mash the avocado.

Stir in mayo, sour cream, milk and vinegar until smooth.

Season with kosher salt, coarse black pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Spoon sauce over salmon sliders, with a slice of fresh avocado and a sprig of cilantro!

Kentucky Bourbon Sauce for beef sliders


1 lb 80/20 ground chuck, patted into 12 small patties

6 ea medium mushrooms sliced

1/2 C Jack Daniels Kentucky Bourbon

1 C Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce

½ tsp McCormick Red Pepper flakes


In a saute pan with 1 Tblspn of butter saute the sliced mushrooms. Saute until softened, then remove from the pan. While the pan is warm, add the bourbon and bring to a boil. When bourbon boils add Sweet Baby Rays and red pepper flakes. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes, remove from heat.

Placed cooked sliders on the buns, top with sautéed mushrooms and then the Kentucky bourbon sauce! Great dish for spring or to entertain with during a baseball or basketball game with! Enjoy!