Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shrimp Sliders





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

assorted toppings

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.

22 comments:

  1. Forget the wings...I want THAT!!! You genius! I don't even like shrimp that much! But the thought of making them into little sliders is SO fascinating!

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  2. Yum yum! Perfect for my next picnic!

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  3. Oh yummy yummy, I do love seafood! What a fantastic shrimp recipe and the display... well it's just awesome! Interesting selection of toppings, really sounds delicious.

    BTW, I was raised just outside the city, between Norristown and Conshohocken. Spent a lot of time in South Philly. My dad was born and raised in Manayunk.

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  4. oh wow they look awesome could I feature them on an Alaskan Seafood Company blog I write for?

    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

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  5. Oh my goodness, these look absolutely darling. I am sure these are going to be a big hit.
    *kisses* HH

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  6. Got to try this one - yet to make seafood sliders!

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  7. These do look more interesting that other slider recipes...delicious idea! Enjoy those commercials!

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  8. Ha! You just inspired me for my own Shrimp dish for Sunday...love this idea girl! We could open a 'Shrimp Slider' booth in the market and make a killin!

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  9. Love shrimp. Different dish for superbowl Sunday.

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  10. I agree, sliders are a great idea for a game time party. Using shrimp is an excellent idea!!

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  11. Wow shrimp sliders, sounds good to me

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  12. OH, yum!!!! I have been adding more seafood to the diet and less red meat. A girl can try to have some control. -Tien

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  13. Shrimp sliders would be an awesome slider-a bit elegant too. These would go great with the Super Bowl party menu. Very nice.

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  14. These look very delicious indeed! I don't care about the Super Bowl but I'll take any excuse to eat one of these!

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  15. These look so good; never made sliders but these are really interesting. Diiner rolls; great idea.
    Rita

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  16. Oh what a fantastic take on sliders! I love shrimp and this is such great tailgating food for the big game.

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  17. They look so cute and yummy :-). Great recipe! And a very pretty appetizing presentation!

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  18. What a super idea for sliders! And I love shrimp. Too late for Super Bowl, but I'm going to make them for my next party!

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  19. Sounds great! Pop by my blog mamabirdnest.com

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  20. Awesome! I Love these! I want to make them!

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  21. Hi Figtree,

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I am so happy to hear that you are in touch with Susan, her place is wonderful and magical. You are going to have a fabulous time! I hope to read about it on your blog. Cheers and keep in touch,

    Asha

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  22. mmmm these look delicious!! Great idea!!!!

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