Per the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, July is always National Hot Dog Month. National Hot Dog Day falls on —the third Wednesday of July. This year, it’s July 21st.
This recipe uses Wagyu hot dogs from Snake River Farms, the highest-quality hot dog you can buy (photo #3).
Wagyu is the American version of the famed Japanese Kobe beef. Here’s the difference between Wagyu and Kobe.
Order them directly from Snake River Farms, a pioneer in American Wagyu and purveyor of the most delicious Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork.
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Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional spicy side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, such as napa cabbage and Korean radish. You can think of it as sauerkraut with Korean spices.
Here’s more about kimchi, and one of our favorite brands available in stores.
There are as many recipes as there are cooks, incorporating seasonings such as gochugaru, spring onions, garlic, ginger and jeotgal. While the recipe takes time to develop, here’s a simplified recipe.
In this recipe (photos #1 and #2), Chef Lee Anne Wong adds a Korean spin to coleslaw to create a creamy-spicy-crunchy topping for Snake River Farms’ American Wagyu dogs.
1. MAKE the dressing, up to three days in advance. In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, kochujang, rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Mix well.
2. PLACE the napa cabbage and kimchi in a bowl and toss with the dressing until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate until needed.
3. PREPARE the hot dogs and rolls as desired. To assemble, place hot dogs in rolls and top with the kimchi slaw. Garnish with the scallions and fried onions/shallots.
HOT DOG TRIVIA
What spices are in hot dogs?
The most common spices include red, white and black pepper; garlic; coriander; cinnamon; cumin; nutmeg; paprika and allspice.
Sugar and/or corn syrup add flavor and promote browning. Water (or sometimes ice) is mixed in with the ground meat and spices to help blending.