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      Good Life, Good Food: Championship Sliders




      Salmon or Shrimp Sliders w/Tangy Avocado Sauce








      Ingredients:





      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





      Preparation:




      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




      Ingredients:


      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


      Preparation:


      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!





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