This kipper recipe uses canned kipper (smoked herring) and a quick yogurt sauce to make Smoked Fish Sliders! These mini sandwiches are ready in 5 minutes, and are perfect for summer picnics, barbecues, and camping.
This post is sponsored by King Oscar.
It's almost summer.
I just like to repeat that to myself-- over and over again, until I get so excited that I can't stand it.
It's almost summer.
Summertime means gardens and ice cream, vacations and sandals. It also happens to be a time of year when I find myself eating outside. A lot.
It's also the time of year for graduation parties and cookouts, picnics and barbecues. I don't know about you, but I seem to ALWAYS forget to plan ahead for these things.
Well, my friends-- these sliders will solve your picnic food woes.
This quick kipper recipe takes 5 minutes to make. That's it.
You could even grab the ingredients at the store on the way to the cookout or picnic.
Yup. It's that easy.
What Are Kipper Snacks?
First of all, you should know that kippers are not a type of fish.
Kippers are made from herring that's been lightly smoked and filleted.
What Does Kipper Taste Like?
Like a can full of awesome!
If you like smoked salmon or smoked trout, give kippers a try!
They are a lot more affordable than other smoked fish, and you can devour as much of this tasty fish as your little heart desires.
Seriously guys-- I can't get enough. I've been packing these sliders for lunch (except sometimes I make them bigger, on regular-sized buns), and I am hooked.
Hooked... like a fish-- ba-dum-dum-ching!
Where Can I Buy Kippers?
As someone who only recently discovered kippers, I've been a little shocked to realize that they are everywhere. As in, go check the canned fish aisle at your regular grocery store-- they are probably there.
What brand of kippers do I prefer? King Oscar of course!
King Oscar's premium kipper snacks use only high-quality, wild caught herring. Plus, they're always wood-smoked, and never artificially flavored.
Kipper Recipe: How Do You Make Smoked Fish Sliders?
There is no cooking in this kipper recipe.
There is no waiting on the sandwiches to grill, or carefully measuring ingredients.
Where Do I Find Microgreens for this Kipper Recipe?
The microgreens should be with the lettuce and prepackaged fresh herbs.
If you can't find them, swap leafy green lettuce, or leave the greens off the sandwich.
How to Make Smoked Fish Sliders with Kipper
To make the sliders, simply add a little sriracha to some plain yogurt, and stir it up. (I've given you measurements for this part in the recipe card, but use them as a guideline, not a rule.)
Flake apart some kippers, and add them to slider buns. Top it off with the sauce, add some microgreens if you're feeling fancy, and voila!
Your picnic food is ready to go!
I also love these sandwiches for a camping meal, as long as you're traveling with a cooler to keep the greens and yogurt cool.
Kipper Recipe: Smoked Fish Sliders
Smoked Fish Sliders:
- 1 can kippers (~3oz) King Oscar kipper snacks recommended
- 4 slider buns
- To Serve: microgreens or green leafy lettuce
- ½ cup plain yogurt (whole milk preferred)
- 1 tablespoon sriracha Or use your favorite hot sauce
- Drain kippers, and flake apart fish.
- Mix together the yogurt and sriracha. (Add sriracha to taste-- use more or less as preferred.)Note: You will have extra yogurt sauce. Use it for more sliders, or store it in the fridge and add it to eggs, tacos, or sandwiches.
- Assemble the sliders by dividing the fish between the buns, and topping with a dollop of yogurt sauce. Add microgreens or lettuce to the sliders if desired.
- Serve immediately, or keep chilled until guests serve themselves. (See Recipe Notes for serving tips.)