The big day is almost here. Months of praying during overtime, coaching from the sidelines and proudly sporting the lucky jersey has all come down to this one game, the Big Game! Fuel your game day with these delicious slider recipes. Finger food is your friend during football and these flavor packed sandwiches are compact enough to hold in one hand, with a beer in the other, while celebrating the latest touchdown!
Seafood Cake Sliders with Giants Garlic Mayonnaise
Start to finish: 20 minutes
Makes 10 sliders
¾ cup mayonnaise, divided
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped finely
1 lb. lump crabmeat
½ lb. dry day boat scallop, chopped coarsely
1 ½ cups Panko bread crumbs
½ cup minced celery
¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
2 tbsp. canola oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
10 slider rolls
Preheat non stick skillet to medium high with 2 tablespoon of canola oil. In a small bowl, whisk together ½ cup of the mayonnaise, the lemon zest and juice, garlic, mustard and fresh parsley. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the crabmeat, panko bread crumbs, celery, Old Bay, red onion, the remaining ¼ cup of the mayonnaise and the eggs. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Mix well and form into 10 patties, each about 2 ½ inches across and ½ inch thick. Arrange the patties in the skillet so that they do not touch each other. Sauté the patties for 4 to 5 minutes, rotating the pan as needed for even browning. Flip each patty and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Keep a close eye on them to avoid burning. Serve the seafood cakes topped with the garlic mayonnaise.
Patriots Pulled Pork Sliders with Apple Fennel Slaw
Oven Roasted Pulled Pork
3 tbsp. paprika
2 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. chipotle powder
1 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. ground celery seed
1 tbsp. ground fennel seed
2 tbsp. Kosher salt
1 boneless 4-6 lb. Boston butt
1 amber beer
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all the spices for the rub and massage it into the meat. Place the rubbed pork in a roasting pan and pour the beer into the pan. Cover it with foil and roast for 6 hours. Check it periodically just to make sure nothing is burning and turn it over every 2 hours. Remove the foil and roast until the pork has reached an internal temperature of 190 degrees, about another 3 hours. Remove it from the oven, cover it loosely with foil and let it rest for 30 minutes. Using your hands (with gloves on), or with two forks, start to “pull” the pork into long shreds. Get rid of the fat and anything else that doesn’t look delicious.
Apple Fennel Slaw
½ head Napa cabbage, sliced thin
2 bulbs fennel, sliced thin
4 Granny Smith apples, julienned
½ red onion, sliced thin
3 tbsp. fresh tarragon, finely chopped
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Place a serving of pork on a warmed roll and top with the slaw and your favorite BBQ sauce. Enjoy with a cold beer, friends all around and the game on the big screen!
If wings are more your style, check out our chicken wing cooking guide below for the perfect platter of finger-licking goodness.
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But if you just want to focus on willing your team to win, let us do the preparation for you with our pre-marinated steak tips & wings, homemade meals & sides, chips, dips, football party platters and team specific slider patties*! Whether you are cheering for the Giant or the Patriots we will ensure you are the party to the pre-game and the hit at half-time. We have all your game day needs to fuel you to the ultimate win!
*Available at select locations. Call your local Meat House to find out exactly what they are offering for the big game!