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Sweet & spicy shrimp sliders piled high with creamy cole slaw

Have your shrimp and eat it too with these colorful sliders on a soft, sweet Hawaiian bun.

These gems will be the life of the party when served as an appetizer. Just make the shrimp and slaw ahead of time, and assemble the sliders before serving. I like to add a few sprigs of cilantro and extra shrimp on the serving plate to jazz up the presentation.

Sweet and spicy shrimp and slaw sliders recipe

Sweet-and-spicy shrimp and slaw sliders recipe

Yields 5


For the sweet-and-spicy shrimp

  • 20 medium-size raw shrimp, deveined, tails off
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (add more to increase the heat)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 drizzles olive oil
  • 4 additional medium-size raw shrimp, deveined, tails off (optional for garnish)

For the slaw

  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper

For the sliders

  • Sweet-and-spicy shrimp
  • Slaw
  • 5 soft Hawaiian rolls
  • 4 sprigs cilantro (optional for garnish)
  • 4 sweet-and-spicy shrimp (optional for garnish)


For the sweet-and-spicy shrimp

  1. To a small bowl, add the Sriracha sauce and honey. Whisk together.
  2. Heat a medium-size skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add the olive oil to the pan.
  4. Add the shrimp, and top with the Sriracha-and-honey sauce.
  5. Stir together until the shrimp are cooked, about 3 to 4 minutes.

For the slaw

  1. To a bowl, add all the ingredients, and stir them together.

For the sliders

  1. Cut the rolls in half widthwise, and lay each piece faceup.
  2. Top the bottom sides of the bread with slaw.
  3. Top the slaw with 4 pieces of shrimp.
  4. Add the top piece of the bun, and serve.
  5. Optional: Garnish the serving plate with additional pieces of cooked sweet-and-spicy shrimp and sprigs of cilantro.

More shrimp recipes

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Lemongrass shrimp skewers

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