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South Florida Shrimp Scampi Sliders

With Key West Pinks just down the road this recipe is over the top out standing. South Florida has the best shrimp on earth, and my recipe is the best way to Burger-Ize It.


Scampi Sauce:
1/2 - Cup butter
3 - Tablespoons fresh minced garlic
4 - Tablespoons fresh minced parsley
3 - Tablesponns fresh green onion thinly sliced
1 - Tablespoon Kosher salt
1 - Teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
1/3 - Cup "Sutter Homes" Chardonnay
1 - Tablespoon Lime juice
Chicken burgers:
48 - "Key west Pinks" shrimp, approx. 3/4 pound
2 - Pounds "Perdue" Ground chicken.
1 - Tablespoon "Texas Pete" hot sauce.
3 - Tablespoons Butter " Land-o-Lakes", melted.
18 - Club crackers, "Keeblers", crushed.
2 - Teaspoon Kosher salt.
1 - Teaspoon Black pepper, fresh ground.
1/4 - Cup green onions, thinly sliced.
2 - Packages "Hawaiian Bread" Dinner rolls, 24 total.
2 - Tablespoons Vegetable oil.


In a bowl place shrimp to defrost if frozen.
Peel, de-vaine and butterfly shrimp. place in bowl of water.
Prep time 20 Min.
Start grill ,with charcoal till coals are light ash color, or preheat gas grill to medium high heat (approx 15 Min)
In a 6" x 9" Aluminium pan combine the ingredients for the scampi sauce, Butter, garlic, parsley,green onions, salt, pepper, wine, and lime juice. Place on grill as soon as the coals are ready, over medium heat. stirring occasionally. Prep time 15 Min.
Prepare Burgers:
Place butter In a small sauce pan on grill and melt.
In large bowl combine the ground chicken, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and green onions. In a ziploc bag add the club crackers and crush. to this pour melted butter and combine. After mixing butter with crackers add to ground chicken and mix.
seperate the ground chicken in to eight equal portions, and form into 7" x 2" oblong patties. Place on tray lined with foil, cover and refridgerate. Prep time 10 Min
Add shrimp to scampi sauce and set to side of grill cook till pink. Being careful not to overcook shrimp.
Prior to putting burgers on grill brush with vegetable oil.
At this time transfer the burgers from foil to grill . Be carefull with handling the patties to keep in tact. Allow 4 Min each side, Turnning once. Remove burgers from grill and place on dish. Remove the dinner rolls from package and slice horizontaly, then seperate. Take chicken patties and cut into three equal portions place on each roll. On each slider spoon two shrimp with sauce. Place top back on each slider, and plate, and enjoy. Time20 Min.


The chicken can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance and refridgerated. This allows for ease of preperation, and grilling. It is best to refridgerate the chicken mixture up to the time you place on grill.
The shrimp can also be prepared in advance and stored in refridgerator.