Of course Ill be serving the traditional wings, guac, chips and dip next Sunday, but I thought it was time that I introduced something new and different. That new and different would be these deeeeeelightful shrimp sliders.I will be serving them with an assortment of yummy toppings . I was thinking red onion, tomato, avocado slices, tartar sauce and russian dressing.The nice part is the shrimp patties can be prepared long before everyone arrives. Lets face it, we are all kinda 'over' the mini cheese burger sliders.The idea of replacing the shrimp for the burger seemed like a fun idea. So this Sunday try something new, then do what I do, watch the commercials, stuff your face and ignore the game. Recipe brought to you by recent culinary grad Katie Machol...Katie, you go girl!!!
- About 1 1/4 pound of medium shrimp peeled and cleaned
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 2 tablespoons of mayo
- hot sauce to taste
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of Cajun or Old Bay seasoning
- about 3/4 a sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers(I have not purchased these crackers in years!!!)
- Salt and pepper
- handful if chopped cilantro
- 3 to 4 chopped scallions (only use white and light green sections, save top for garnish)
- 1 mixed egg
- Sliced small dinner rolls
Combine lemon juice, mayo, hot sauce, cajun seasoning, cracker crumbs,egg, cilantro, scallions and salt and pepper. Mix well together.Cut cleaned shrimp into small pieces, you want some texture, but you also want them to stay together,try to resist urge to throw them in the food processor. Add shrimp to mayo mixture, combine well.Form shrimp patties, making them slightly larger than the dinner rolls you plan on using. I ended up with about 14 small patties.Make sure the patties are not thicker than 1/2 an inch.Place patties on a lightly greased baking tray (that will fit in your freezer). Tray goes right in freezer for about 1 hour, a little longer is fine.The freezing will help them hold their shape while cooking.When the game begins, remove from freezer. Heat a large non stick pan, spray with oil (I know its non stick just do it), cook each side about 2 minutes till nicely golden and shrimp appear cooked. Stuff shrimp sliders in to warm rolls, add favorite toppings and enjoy.