Sweet & Savory Happy Fish Sliders With Cranberry Sauce

Sweet & Savory Happy Fish Sliders With Cranberry Sauce
These sweet and savory Happy Fish sliders are slathered with cranberry sauce and topped with crisp apples, toasted pecans, red onion, and spinach. Made with Happy Fish, fish-shaped salmon bites that contain only our sustainable Atlantic Salmon, sea salt and white pepper, these sliders are super easy, seasonal, and perfect for passing around a hungry crowd.


For the sliders:

  • 8Ā Slider Buns
  • 8Ā Fillets of Atlantic Salmon Happy Fish fillets
  • 1-2Ā tspĀ of olive oil
  • 2Ā tspĀ finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1Ā cupĀ cranberry sauce
  • 1/3Ā cupĀ chopped toasted pecans
  • 1Ā sweet appleĀ thinly sliced (I like to use gala or honey crisp)
  • Thinly sliced rings of red onionĀ about 2 rings per slider
  • Fresh baby spinach leaves

For the cranberry sauce:

  • 1 12Ā ozĀ bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1/4Ā cupĀ fresh-squeezed orange juiceĀ can also use good quality store-bought
  • 1Ā TBSPĀ orange zest
  • 1/2Ā cupĀ pure maple syrup
  • *makes 3 cups


Heat olive oil in a saucepan with the freshly chopped rosemary. Once the oil is shimmering, add the frozen Happy Fish fillets to the pan and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until fillets have an internal temperature of 145Āŗ F, flipping the fillets halfway through. While the fillets cook, slather 2 TBSP of cranberry sauce over the bottom of each slider bun. (I like to put the cranberry sauce on the bottom bun since it hits the palate first.) Then sprinkle toasted pecans* over the cranberry sauce on each slider bun. Carefully transfer the salmon fillets to each slider bun, placing over top of the cranberry sauce. Then, top the fillets with some apple slices, onions, and spinach. Place top slider bun on top and secure with a sandwich pick (optional).

For the Homemade cranberry sauce:

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the orange juice, orange zest, maple syrup, and 3/4 cup of water over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until everything is combined and fragrant. Rinse the cranberries and add them to the saucepan. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer until the cranberries have burst and the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let the cranberry sauce cool completely before serving.

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