Monday, July 06, 2015

Blackened Tilapia Sliders

These might be my husband and father's favorite thing to eat! Well, at least for the time being anyways. I mean, come on, don't they look awesome?? Just imagine how they taste.  The best part is that they are a little bit smaller than an actual burger size but not quite as small as some sliders out there. You can totally be satisfied with eating one unless you are my husband and my dad who just had to have a second one! They are done in no time at all and there is no need to heat up your kitchen this summer because you can make them on your grill.

Also these are fool proof. I bought a bag of simple sesame asian chopped salad mix. It's basically a coleslaw mix that has a packet of sesame ginger dressing that you dump on it and stir it well. I mixed my bag up before I started on everything so that it allowed the salad to soften up and absorb the dressing just enough. Another little secret is Trader Joe's Tartar Sauce. Guys, if you haven't tried this tartar sauce well, do it! It's amazing. We are huge supporters and won't ever eat any other tarter. Ever! The dill livens it up while the jalapeƱo gives it just the right amount of kick. You can bet your bottom this bad boy is spread on these sliders.

Blacked Tilapia: 
6 tilapia fillets (cut in half) 
1 egg
lemon to taste
slider buns 
slaw of your choice 
tarter sauce 

Spice Rub: 
1 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tablespoons paprika 
1 tablespoon onion power
1 teaspoon cayenne 
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
1 teaspoon lemon pepper 

Take the pieces of tilapia and dip in egg and then over to your spiced breadcrumbs. Once they are all coated, place them on the grill or you can fry them in oil. Whatever you choose to do. I used the grill so that I didn't have to use any heat in our house. It's hot here!! Once they are cooked until a dark brown (blackened). then you are ready to construct your sliders. Keep your grill on, we're not done with it.

Take a bun and spread some tartar or sauce of your choice. Lay a piece of fish done, next a slice or two of tomato and then another piece of fish.  For some added flavor squeeze a lemon on top! Place them on the grill for a few minutes to warm or toast the bun while heating the sliders up. Once they are to your liking all you need is to scoop some slaw right on top. 

Nothing like that cool crunch of slaw as you bite into the slider with those flavorful tilapia fillets. Oh and the tartar. All those tastes swirling in your mouth all at once! Pure bliss. Yet another fast and easy dinner to make. Great for any dinner with your family or even a big get together. Just grill the tilapia up and let everyone put their own sliders together adding this or that. Fabulous recipe for your next BBQ.


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