Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Recipe Of The Day: Hot Dogs A La Rose

Good Morning Ladies & Gentlemen. Finally a few cool days have landed upon us in the South West which no matter how cold your AC keeps your home, is always a blessing in Southern California. We got a request from a mother who said that her kids have grown tired of their usual regimen of hot dogs, hamburgers and French fries and was curious if we could give her something to breathe new life into these childhood classics we all grew up eating. 

She had stated that her kids were adventurous, but on a school night and after a hard day at work, she didn’t have the time or energy to chance trying out new dishes on her youngsters. Which gave me the idea to give her a recipe that was created on Food Network by Aarti Sequeria. I hadn’t actually caught the recipe in it’s original airing, but by being given this recipe by someone who doesn’t have a fondness for Hot Dogs, I knew there had to be something quite inviting about it, or else I would have never even heard about it.
That alone made me think of how deep and well combined the flavors must be and also how truly flavorful the Worlds best mass produced hot dog could taste on some warmed Pita bread.

The Garam Masala and Tumeric go so wonderful with the Onions, Ketchup and Ginger it simply cant be stated any better than saying, This Dish Really Is Amazing!!
We hope you and your loved ones enjoy this futuristic and thoughtful take on such a classic recipe as much as we did.
1 TBS Canola Oil
1 Large Onion, Diced
4 Garlic Cloves, Peeled And Thinly
1 ½ TBS Minced Fresh Ginger
1 Handful Shredded Carrots, Optional
Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Tumeric
¼ tsp Garam Masala
½ tsp Smoked Spanish Paprika
1 Large Tomato, Diced
2 TBS Ketchup
1 (12-Ounce) Package Hot Dogs, Sliced About 1/16-Inch Thick (Recommended: Hebrew National)
¼ Cup Water, If Necessary
Handful Cilantro Leaves, Minced

Heat the Canola Oil, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, until shimmering.
Add the onions, Garlic, ginger and carrots, if using, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Saute until onions are softened and slightly brown around the edges, about 5 minutes.
Add the turmeric, Garam Masala and paprika, quickly stirring for about 20 seconds to keep the Spices from burning.
Stir in the Tomatoes and ketchup, and taste for seasoning; add more salt and pepper, if needed.
Add Hot Dog rounds, stirring to cover them with the tomato mixture.
Add 1/4 cup water if the mixture is too dry.
Cover and simmer over medium-low heat 15 minutes.
Taste and season accordingly.
Remove from heat, stir in Cilantro and transfer the mixture to a serving bowl.
Serve in warmed / toasted Pita Bread Asap.

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