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Tortilla Crusted Chipotle Salmon Sliders

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  • 1 cup tortilla chip crumbs, crushing them in a food processor is the best way to go
  • 1 pound boneless salmon filet
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slider buns, I used potato rolls!
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 cups spring greens or your favorite lettuce
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • sriracha, for topping if desired

chipotle mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce


  • Place the tortilla chip crumbs on a large plate. I blend the tortilla chips first in the food processor, then move on to the salmon.
  • Add the salmon filet (I cut mine into 4 pieces) to the food processor. Pulse until it is in small pieces but not completely ground up. Remove the salmon and put it in a large bowl. Add the shallot, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, adobo sauce, spices, salt and pepper and parsley to the bowl. Stir in a large spoon to combine then bring the mixture together with your hands. Form the mixture into 8 sliders that are slightly less than 1 inch in diameter – or however many you want so they fit the size of your slider buns.
  • Press each slider into the tortilla crumbs on the plate. Coat the entire slider and repeat. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the sliders (I do it in two batches) and cook on both sides until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. You want the insides of the burger to be opaque, so I usually turn the heat down to low and cover the skillet for another minute or two to ensure that they are cooked.
  • To assemble the sliders, add the greens on the bottom of the bun and top with 1 to 2 tablespoons of goat cheese. Place the burger on top, followed by the chipotle mayo, the avocado and sriracha if you want some extra heat. Serve immediately!

chipotle mayo

  • Add the ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. You can totally do this in advance!

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