It's no secret that Cake Boss Buddy Valastro is a sweets expert, but in his new book, "Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss," he proves he knows a thing or two about savory food too. Check out Buddy's recipe for Asian pork sliders below.
Preheat a grill to medium heat.
Put the pork, soy sauce, red onion, and ginger in a large bowl and stir together to incorporate. Form 8 patties, using 3 to 4 tablespoons of pork mixture in each one and shaping them ½-inch thick. Be sure not to overwork or overhandle the mixture.
Grill the burgers over direct heat, turning once, until fully cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes per side.
Toward the end of the sliders' grilling time, grill the buns: Slice them in half if necessary, then grill the cut sides until lightly marked and lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
Let the sliders rest on a platter or cutting board for 5 minutes after grilling, then set 1 slider in each bun and top with Tri-Colore Asian Slaw (recipe below). Serve.
Tri-Colore Asian Slaw
6 cups (one 14-ounce bag) cole slaw mix with carrot
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoons granulated sugar
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded if desired, then thinly sliced
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly torn
Put all ingredients in a bowl and toss well. Let the slaw sit at least 15 minutes before serving.
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This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.
Recipe reprinted with permission of Buddy Valastro.