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Simple Fish Sliders With Roasted Garlic Sauce

Humble fish sliders with a little twist are the best way to treat your family!

Humble fish sliders with a little twist are the best way to treat your family!

Oh, who am I kidding. They are actually a treat for you. Others can watch and be jealous 😉  And if they behave, they get a bite!

I’m declaring my love to fish. 

I’d choose fish over meat in almost any given situation. They are so tender and delicious. One thing I hate, though, is dry overcooked rubbery fish. Yuck, bring me a glass of water, please!

Humble fish sliders with a little twist are the best way to treat your family!

The beautiful thing about these fish sliders is that you can use any fish you like. This one in the photos is perch, but any white fish or other type would work perfectly.

Ask for a filet and make sure all the bones are out, before cooking it. You don’t want to bite into one. I don’t own a fish bone tweezers, so I use regular tweezers and they work just fine.

Use Your Noodles - Simple Fish Sliders with Roasted Garlic

This is a dish, that takes some time, but basically no effort or special cooking skills… read a book or dance around the house, and in the meantime it’s all cooking. At the end quickly blend the sauce and cook the fish and you’re done. Suuuuper easy! I promise 🙂

I used to be so scared about preparing fish, what if they get stuck on the pan or are undercooked or even soggy. So I avoided making them. But after a few tries, I realised, that they are so easy to work with. Also so much faster to check if they are done or not, than meat. The flaky flesh allows that. 

If you want it to be crispy on the outside, sprinkle with some flour or starch. It will pull out a little moisture from fish and form a really thin layer of batter, which will fry crisp in the pan.

Use Your Noodles - Simple Fish Sliders with Roasted Garlic

Have you ever tried roasted garlic? Before trying these fish sliders, I added separate unpeeled garlic cloves to my roaseted veggies and they turned out o be the most delicios part of the meal.

So I decided to use garlic in a different way. Roast it and make it in a yummy sauce!

I noticed how people are roating whole garlic heads. So, I tried that. Just cut of the top of the garlic head, sprinkle a little oil over, wrap entirely into aluminium foil and roast until it’s soft and fragrant. One of the garlic heads fell apart while I was removing the top, but it roasted as well as the others. 

So, that’s it. The final fun part is squeezing the soft garlic out of the peel.

You can use roasted garlic in many ways. I promise, I’ll do more recipes with it, because it’s awesome!

Use Your Noodles - Simple Fish Sliders with Roasted Garlic

I topped the fish sliders with roasted tomatoes. Again – a little oil, salt and pepper. Throw in the oven and forget about it for half an hour. They add sweetness to the sliders. Top with some mint – I used peppermint, but any would do.

I’m usually the one to complain about lack of crunchiness in burgers, but I’m so into this delicate fish, that I actually prefer not biting into anything hard and spoil the enjoyment 🙂 You can add some chopped nuts or seeds, of course.

Let’s go eat!

 

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Simple Fish Sliders with Roasted Garlic Sauce
Yields 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Roasted garlic sauce
  1. 2 heads of garlic
  2. 1/2 cup crème fraîche or Greek yoghurt
  3. 1 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
  4. 2 tsp olive oil
  5. salt by taste
  6. black pepper by taste
Roasted tomatoes
  1. 120g cherry tomatoes (~2 cherry tomatoes per slider)
  2. 2 tsp olive oil
  3. salt by taste
  4. lack peper by taste
Fish
  1. 400 g white fish filet, cut into 8 square pieces
  2. 3 TBSP any flour
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. black pepper to taste
Fish sliders
  1. 8 slider buns
  2. fried fish
  3. roasted garlic sauce
  4. roasted tomatoes
  5. handful mint
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C.
  2. Roasted garlic sauce: Peel away the outer skin of the heads of garlic. Trim away about 0.5 cm of the top, so all cloves are exposed. Place the two heads on separate alluminium foils, sprinkle the exposed parts with olive oil and wrap in the foil entirely. Roast for 30 - 40 minutes until they are golden and soft.
  3. Roasted tomatoes: Cut cherry tomatoes in half, place them on a baking tray. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss around, to coat them entirely with seasoning. Reduce the oven temperature to 190 °C and roast for about 30 minutes, until they are fragrant and have srunk a little.
  4. Roasted garlic sauce: Squeeze out the soft parts of garlic into a food processor. Add crème fraîche or Greek yoghurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Blend until the sauce is smooth.
  5. Fish: On a big plate sprinkle the fish with flour, salt and pepper. Move them around the plate, so they get coated on all sides evenly.
  6. Over medium-high heat fry the fish on a tablespoon of oil, 3-4 minutes each sides, depending on the thickness.
  7. Asembly: Cut the buns in half, spread on the sauce, add one fish piece per bun, top with mint leaves and roasted tomatoes. Serve immediately.
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More delicious lunch ideas:

Pizza Stuffed Sweet potatoes

Sardine Pate + Wild Garlic Sandwiches

Turmeric Falafel Wraps

Teriyaki Eggplant With Plum Wine

Humble fish sliders with a little twist are the best way to treat your family!

Use Your Noodles - Simple Fish Sliders with Roasted Garlic

Sardine Pâté + Wild Garlic Sandwiches

An excelent way to use leftover fish or you can make it from scratch – beautiful sardine pâté. It takes literally no time and it tastes very fancy!

Use Your Noodles - Sardine Pate and Wild Garlic Sandwiches

Hi, there! It’s been a while and it felt even longer. I’ve been a busy busy bee. Among other daily work I’ve had the privilage to spend some time in my favorite place of ’em all – the forest.

Mmmm, the fresh smell of moss and spring flowers, and the birds singing in the trees. I could be there all day! Luckily the weather has been nice and warm so we went hiking to a nearby mountain. We love going there this time of the year, because the slopes are completely covered of wild garlic. We get all crazy and eat tons of wild garlic right there, freshly picked.

Use Your Noodles - Sardine Pate and Wild Garlic Sandwiches

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe, that you are gonna love, because it will show you a wonderful way to use leftover fish.

I hate throwing food away, I’m sad when – very rarely – my food goes bad. This is the recipe I created for when I’m left with cold fish from lunch. Cold fish to me is … meh. Not very appetizing. I mix it up with spices and tomatoes and virgin olive oil and it turns into posh food 🙂 How about that!

Use Your Noodles - Sardine Pate and Wild Garlic Sandwiches

For this recipe you can go two ways. Use leftovers or cook fresh fish. Both of those ways are super quick. 

I’ve even prepared a little idea for how to use sardine pâté. Sardines go really well with eggs and like all fish – with garlic. Since it is spring and I’ve been telling you about my wild garlic obsessions, I’m adding that too 🙂

Use Your Noodles - Sardine Pate and Wild Garlic Sandwiches

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Sardine Pâté
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 250 g leftover sardines, deboned
  2. 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup tomato purée
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 4 tsp dijon mustard
  6. 10g / 2 dried tomatoes
  7. 1 TBSP dried or fresh oregano
  8. 1 tsp sweet pepper powder
  9. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  10. 1/4 stp cayenne pepper
  11. 2 tsp lemon juice
  12. salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Add 1/4 cup virgin olive oil, garlic, tomato purée, dijon mustard, dried tomatoes, oregano, sweet pepper powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper and lemon juice into a food processor and blend well. Add the rest of the oil if necessary to get a smooth paste. Salt to taste.
  2. Keep in the fridge, but take out half an hour before serving.
Notes
  1. If you are using fresh sardines, dry them first. Fry them in a pan with a little oil 2 minutes on one side, 1 minute on the other. Transfer to a cold plate and wait for five minutes to cool down a litlle, debone and use like leftover sardines.
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Sardine Pâté and Wild Garlic Sandwiches
Serves 6
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4-5 eggs
  2. 1 TBSP oil
  3. sardine pâte, room temperature
  4. 2 baguettes
  5. 10 wild garlic leaves, chopped
  6. chilly flakes to taste
  7. pinch of salt
  8. pinch of pepper
Instructions
  1. Crack the eggs in a jug, add a pinch of salt and pepper and beat them together with a fork.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat, add oil and eggs and stri slowly with a wooden spatula until the eggs are soft and almost a little undercooked. Remove from heat. The eggs will continue cooking in the hot pan while you prepare the sandwich.
  3. Cut the baguette into 1 cm thck slices and spread the pâté over.
  4. Divide the scrambled eggs between the slices and top with chopped wild garlic leaves and chilly flakes.
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Use Your Noodles - Sardine Pate and Wild Garlic Sandwiches