Hosting a summer gathering for friends who love to explore their palate with new, fresh recipes? Maybe you just need a great dish to bring to the next neighborhood picnic? Here’s a quick, easy, and light recipe to impress everyone this summer!

Yield: 24 servings

• Prepared Thousand Island dressing
• 6 grouper filets (or other firm white fish like halibut or tilapia), turkey can be substituted for the fish (we have used both)
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Vegetable oil
• 2 ½ cups quality sauerkraut (can be substituted with coleslaw)
• 12 slices aged Swiss cheese, cut to fit the bread
• 48 slices cocktail pumpernickel and/or rye party bread
• Butter, room temperature

1. To prepare grouper, lightly coat with vegetable oil, salt and pepper both sides.
2. Heat a pan or grill over medium heat to cook grouper until lightly golden on each side. 4-5 minutes per side depending on the thickness.
3. Drain sauerkraut. If using coleslaw, drain if very moist.
4. Butter bread slices and cut slices of cheese and grouper to fit bread.
5. In a heated grill pan, add bread, top with Thousand Island dressing, cheese, grouper, sauerkraut or coleslaw, more dressing and the top slice of the bread. Grill each slider until lightly golden on each side. Should take about 5 minutes per side. The cheese should be melted and the sauerkraut warmed.

How to Serve

To place the finishing touches on your sliders, pierce each slider with a skewer of your choice. We used a 3.5″ acrylic cube skewer to match our seaside party theme and plated on a our leaf tray, to finish off the tropical theme of the dish.