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Chesepeake Bay Sliders with Cilantro Honey-Lime Coleslaw

Ingredients 

Ingredients:

Crab Burger

2 egg yolks
1 lb. lump crab meat(preferably fresh)
1 t. Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1 T. finely chopped cilantro
8 crumbled saltine crackers

Slaw

1/2 C. mayonnaise
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 t. kosher salt
1T. coarsely chopped cilantro
1T. finely chopped green onion
1 t. Tabasco
juice of one lime
3 T. honey
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 (8 0z. pkg.) precut cabbage for slaw

olive oil for grill
1 pkg. King's Hawaiian Dinner rolls(6 needed)

Instructions 

Directions:

In medium-size mixing bowl beat the egg yolks. Add the crab meat and toss until coated. Add the Old Bay seasoning, dry mustard, celery seed, cilantro, and crumbled crackers. Blend thoroughly. Form 6 equal size patties. Refrigerate until ready to use, 45 minutes or longer.

In mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise,sour cream, salt,cilantro, onion,Tabasco, lime juice, honey, and vinegar. Add the shredded cabbage. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Turn grill to medium high.

When grill is heated, brush generously with olive oil.
Set patties on the grill.Close the lid. Grill for 3-4 minutes. Turn carefully with spatula.
Continue grilling, with lid closed for 3-4 minutes.. Remove patties from grill and set aside.

Split six of the dinner rolls in half. Place inside of rolls face-down on grill. Toast for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat set aside.

Place a crab burger on the bottom of each roll. Top generously with spoonfuls of the coleslaw.Top with other half of roll.

Serve with your favorite wine.

Comments 

Visiting parts of , as well as living near the Eastern shore of the United States, has given me great appreciation for seafood, especially crab meat. In this part of the country, we catch it, crack it, pick it, and eat it! Thus, came the inspiration for a crab meat burger. With these sliders one can neatly and easily consume this delicacy in several mouth-watering bites.
Chilling the patties before grilling helps them to maintain their shape and not fall apart on the grill.
The coleslaw dressing adds tang and crunch. These sliders are great as appetizers, cut in halves or quarters, or paired with a salad for lunch or dinner.
Bet you can't eat just one!