Wild Boar Pacific Rim Sliders
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Sliders
  • 4 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh, grated ginger
  • 1 lb ground wild boar
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 12 slider buns
  • Topping
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 4 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • Wasabi Aoli
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon teriyaki sauce
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 400'F
  2. In a food processor, combine the mushrooms, onions and ginger and process until finely chopped
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine the wild boar, chopped mushroom mixture, teriyaki sauce and bread crumbs. Mix until just combined.
  4. Press the mixture evenly into an ungreased 11 x 7 rectangle baking dish.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
  6. While the meat is baking, let's get everything else ready:
  7. Heat the 2 teaspoons of oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the bean spouts and green onions. Allow to cook until just beginning to wilt and the bean sprouts are barely opaque. Stir frequently. Add a tablespoon or 2 of water if needed to prevent sticking. Add 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce and continue heating until the sauce is slightly reduced, about a minute or two, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, wasabi sauce and teriyaki sauce. Mix until thoroughly combined and chill until everything else is ready to serve.
  9. Once the meat is cooked and slightly cooled, carefully drain off the excess grease and gently remove onto a cutting board. Slice into 12 even squares.
  10. Spread the Wasabi Aoli onto your slider buns, place a patty on there and then top with your sauteed bean sprouts.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
There are different kinds of 'food' hunters. Wild game, forager, and shopper. What you're into, where you live and possibly how you live might help define which kind of hunter you are. Or maybe you fall under more than one category. I happen to fall under the shopping kind of hunter.