Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mango Hot Dog #recipe @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: Did you mutter when you read the title of this blog? Good lord, mango hot dog? Has Lucy lost her marbles?  Has too much time on Duval Street fried her brains?

Mango Hot Dog from Garbo's Grill
But I assure you that one of the best food trucks in Key West serves a mango hot dog that is to die for. As you can see in the photo, Garbo's Grill adds sliced mangoes, sliced jalapenos, and some kind of super secret sauce, for which I did not have the recipe. 

So I wandered off into my own version of grilled hot dogs with a spicy mango relish. My guests, to be honest, looked at this with askance when it first came to the table. But every single eater was a convert by the end of dinner.


Good quality hot dogs (I used all beef, no nitrate dogs from Niman Ranch. My hub doesn't usually like natural hot dogs, but these were good!)
Good buns to match

1 ripe mango, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 small red onion, minced
1/2 tsp sugar
couple of squeezes of lemon

Combine all the ingredients, mango to lemon. 

Serve the salsa on grilled hot dogs, on toasted buns, with good mustard.

Hayley Snow will be reviewing this hot dog, eaten at Garbo's Grill, in KILLER TAKEOUT. She loved it just as much as I did!

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  1. I can honestly say I have never heard of (or eaten) a mango hot dog. That is a first for me. It does look colorful.

  2. Until we lived in Florida I'd never heard of a chili slaw dog either, and now it's my favorite! I'd be willing to try the mango hot looks fun and summery! :-)

    1. Nicole, I try not to eat too many hot dogs, but I'll be looking for your chili slaw dog now!

  3. I love chili dogs. Just mustard, chili, and onions on my hot dog. The mango dog sounds like it has all the sweet, salty, and savory thing that's popular now.

  4. Oh you wild and crazy lady! The Conch Republic knows how to eat.
    Thanks for a fun idea. Bet the salsa would be good on many other meats, too.

  5. What a fun change-up! Love it.

    ~ Daryl

  6. I never thought about mangoes with hot dogs. But mangoes are so wonderful that I can't imagine anything that wouldn't be improved by the addition of mangoes. Now to figure out the mysterious sauce. You might have to eat a few more!