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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.
Want more canned fish ideas? Try these canned sardine fish cakes, sardine fish meatballs, mini crab cakes, and seafood stuffed mushrooms.
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.
At the store, grab a can of kippers, plain yogurt, sriracha, slider buns, and microgreens. Or even better, order kipper snacks online ahead of time so you’re prepared.
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.)
I ate these for lunch and they were so good!!
Lisa | Garlic & Zest
I absolutely adore smoked fish but I confess I usually use it in things like fish dip. I love that these are fillets and I won’t have to do the extra work of fishing out bones. I’ve never tried kippers in a slider before, but I love the idea of sriracha and yogurt plus those bright microgreens. This sounds like a healthy, flavorful lunch or quick and easy dinner.
That sounds delicious! I don’t think Ive ever seen a recipe for sliders using smoked fish before, but it is such a great idea! Perfect for a day when you want to eat something yummy, but can’t be bothered cooking hehe!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
I want a full can of awesome!! I eat them regularly (like sardines) and even had a can yesterday for lunch. They had hot sauce on them and were delicious! Plus, who doesn’t love a meal that comes together so quickly like this?
Yay! So delicious right?! Hot sauce and kipper snack are the best!
I’m a great fan of smoked fish but never heard of kippers, I’m sure I’d love it though as herring is one of my favorite smoked fish, I just only ever had it sous-vide. I’m going to stock up on kippers and add them to sliders, great idea, thanks!
Ooo yes try kippers!!!
Kris | How To Feed a Loon
My husband is half-Norwegian and he got me hooked on kippers a few years back. This recipe looks so easy yet so packed with flavor. Can hardly wait to whip these up. He’s going to flip!
Wahoo! I hope you both love them- kippers are fabulous! Let me know if you try them 🙂
I’m surprised I never tried kipper before! I’ll have to grab a can of king oscars ASAP. I love that it’s made into a slider here since it’d be a great way to get my partner into consuming more seafood! Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe
You never see a lot of kipper recipes, so I was happy to find this. I actually didn’t know that it wasn’t a type of fish before. Mind blown! I would love to be able to have these for our next outdoor party.
My husband’s family was from England. I had no idea what kippers were until I met him. He would buy these cans of “little fish” and devour them. My mom used to eat sardines like this too. I know he would be really happy if I served this to him as a surprise one day.
This recipe brought back a lot of memories for me. My dad and grandpa used to sit around the dining room table and play cribbage and eat pickled herring on crackers.
This would be a perfect recipe for me to use next time we all get together. And I love that they come together in 5 minutes. That is my kind of recipe!
Um – a can of awesomeness! <– love this expression! Can I steal it? I actually have never tried kippers even though being Russian herring is in my blood! Funny enough, I just very recently saw a can of kippers at a store and contemplated buying it but did not. Now I know I must go back and get it. I wasn't sure what kippers were then. But I love (adore!) all the smoked fish so I am sure these amazing sliders will be devoured very quickly!
I did not know that kippers were smoked herring, I always thought they were a kind of fish! It’s so awesome you can get that smoky flavor in just 5 minutes by using them. And I can’t wait for summer too, I hate spring because of allergies so I impatiently wait for summer every year.
I love Kipper snacks. My Dad introduced me to them as a kid believe it or not. He sent them to me while I was deployed and my fellow Soldiers loved them too. They had never had them before so it was a nice treat. Sometimes I rinse them and add mayo on bread or with crackers. They are so good on their own, they don’t need any seasoning.
Well, I’m excited to try something new. I’ve never eaten kippers, in fact I read about people eating them but never knew what they were. Interesting!! We really enjoy fish so this would be something we’d really like.
Hahah! I LOVE your order of summer – garden, ice cream, vacations, and sandals. YES. Totally apprpriate order of summer loveliness listed in priorities! 😉 I have been craving ALL things fish lately – pinning these for later!!
Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
Kippers are so tasty! I definitely don’t eat them enough. Love the sound of pairing them with sriracha yoghurt and so easy too!
I rarely rate recipes but this was really great. Super easy and tasty…anyone can make this. I used a sesame bun, arugula, kipper, Greek yogurt and sriracha.
Oh yay! I’m so glad you loved it. Thanks for letting us know!
So simple yet delicious. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before. I used arugula and a sesame seed bun.
These were so yummy. I substituted curry powder (1/4t) for hot sauce. These are definitely on the list for an easy lunch. An Asian style salad was the accompaniment.
Hi Anastasia, thanks so much for letting us know! So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
-Alisha at Champagne Tastes