When it comes to cooking, I love to put a new twist on some of the more classic dishes that we all love. And as a family that’s obsessed by barbeque, I tend to dress up our hot dogs fairly often! I’ve done Mexican-style hot dogs with salsa, sour cream and cheese. I’ve done loaded dogs with all the classic burger vegetables.
And when Gourmet Trading Co. gave me the chance to review some of the scrumptious Stonewall Kitchen products, I decided to choose ones that would let me create a gourmet hot dog that would combine some of the fanciest flavours with the ballpark favourite.
My first condiment (and for many the most important), was ketchup. But not just any ketchup! The Stonewall Kitchen Truffle Ketchup blends real black truffle with a tangy homestyle ketchup to create a flavour sensation that’s simply addictive. Great on hot dogs, it’s also fabulous with roast beef.
Next was my own personal favourite condiment: mustard! I adore fancy mustards and I’ve tried quite a few over the years. But the Stonewall Kitchen Bourbon Molasses Mustard that I used for my hot dog was in a class by itself. I love whole seed mustard and the added sweetness and richness from the bourbon and molasses brought out the mustard’s flavour beautifully.
I also decided to use the Stonewall Kitchen Roasted Garlic Aioli mayonnaise. This spread is so tasty that I use it for dipping, spreading and adding to recipes. On a hot dog, it provided the perfect bit of tanginess along with the dreamy flavour of roasted garlic.
As a finishing touch, I topped my hot dog with a little Stonewall Kitchen Maple Bacon Onion Spread. The extra smoky sweetness finished off my creation to perfection, and the first bite was every bit as good as I had hoped. Going gourmet with a hot dog was surprisingly easy and the taste really was pure decadence.
In addition to the Stonewall Kitchen line, Gourmet Trading Co. also carries mouth-watering products from Dave’s Gourmet, Divina, Salt Spring Coffee and more. The Dilmah Exceptional tea is another favourite product of mine and I often enjoy a hot cup after supper with a little cinnamon flavouring added.
My gourmet hot dog was so tasty that I found myself turning to my Stonewall Kitchen products again and again for different meals and snacks. The spreads are amazing on burgers and sandwiches, tasty when added to dips and perfect as a side with roasts, ribs and other meats. Check out the full line of products and choose a few to step up the gourmet style in your kitchen!