Sliders are an excellent way to feed a crowd—and who doesn’t like mini-burgers, anyway? Mine are seafood burgers made from a combination of shrimp, scallops, and squid, all mixed in the food processor for a seriously delectable treat. Serve them with a slice of cherry tomato and lettuce, and some spicy condiments on a tiny challah bun, and watch even your most mannered, sophisticated guests lick their fingers with delight!Seafood Sliders with Butter Lettuce & Tomato Slice
for the patties
- ½ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined
- ½ pound scallops
- 10 calamari, thoroughly washed
- ½ cup corn, boiled
- 1 egg yolk
- ¾-½ cup bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 16 challah buns, cut in half lengthwise
- Butter lettuce
- 3-4 medium red tomatoes
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- To make patties: Cut shrimp in three pieces, cut scallops in half, and slice squid into rings. In a food processor, whiz seafood, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper until combined but not mushy. Transfer to a bowl, add corn, egg yolk, bread crumbs, and red pepper flakes; mix with your hands to combine.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Form 2-inch patties from the seafood mixture. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan and sear the patties in oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on both sides, until golden. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, right before the sliders are ready to be assembled and served.
- Cut challah buns in half and toast them lightly in the non-stick pan for 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
- Cut the lettuce into small pieces to fit the buns. Set aside.
- Using a thin sharp knife, slice the tomatoes into 1/8-inch pieces. Set aside.
- To assemble, line the bottom halves of the buns on the board or serving platter, top with lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato, season slightly with salt and pepper. Place the seafood patty on top. Smear a tiny little bit of mayonnaise on the top bun, and place it on top of the slider. Secure the slider with a toothpick.
Bon appetite! Svitlana
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