Grilling Season!

The Perfect Hot Dog

The signs of spring keep on coming…

Because right after warm weather and sun comes hot dogs on the grill! And to kick off grilling season right, we went all out with a feast this Saturday night on Long Island. Starting with some poblano guacamole and fresh baked corn chips, we got the night started right as the grill struggled to shake off the winter cold. But after a good half hour on high heat and a good scraping of the grates, we were ready to cook.

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

While these baked sweet potato wedges were getting nice and crispy in the oven, I grilled up a few poblano peppers, portabella mushrooms, scallions and asparagus for an awesome warm vegetable salad tossed in a sweet mirin and soy dressing. With a little siracha for heat, the big chunks of veg soaked up all the delicious flavors which worked perfectly with the char of the grill.

Sweet Mirin and Soy Grilled Vegetable Salad

But the real star of the show was the grilled and smothered hot dogs that Nikki put together. Starting with an Applegate farms hot dog (which was really delicious), she piled on shredded manchego cheese and a roasted red pepper and roasted garlic relish before finishing them with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Trust me: mustard and ketchup are good, but these were friggin awesome!

Another Shot of the Hot Dogs

So did anyone else get the grill going this weekend?

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One Response to Grilling Season!

  1. Amazing post and great pics! I did not get the grill going and am definitely jealous you were able to enjoy the finest form of cooking.

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