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!