While many of my friends use the internet to seek out recipes, I still love pouring through my cookbook stash which continues to grow. One of my latest purchases is Simply Citrus, written by fellow Canadian, Marie Asselin. It is a sweet cookbook full of scrumptious recipes based on citrus, one of my favourite ingredients. I adapted her recipe for pork sliders with peanut slaw to come up with this post for an appy that will be a hit at any of your parties. Orange rind adds a lively dimension to the sliders. I will make them again for sure!
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Orange and Ginger Pork Sliders with Peanut Sauce and Peanut Slaw
1 pound lean ground pork
¼ cup dried bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, minced
2 tablespoons low sodium soya sauce
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 teaspoon sambal olek
½ teaspoon sea salt
4 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
4 tablespoons low sodium soya sauce
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
Peanut Cole Slaw:
3 cups cole slaw mix (shredded green cabbage and carrots)
2 green onions, mixed
½ cup chopped salted peanuts
mayonnaise, either store-bought or homemade
12 slider buns
In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the sliders and mix well with your hands. Divide into 12 patties and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the peanut sauce until smooth, and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots and green onions. Just before serving, add enough mayonnaise to your liking and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
Grill the slider patties on the grill until cooked through or bake at 400°F until fully cooked, (about 25 minutes).
To assemble, cut the slider buns in half and spread with a generous amount of the peanut sauce. On the bottom half of the bun, place a mound of coleslaw. Top with a slider and some cilantro sprigs, and then the other half of the bun.