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CREOLE HOT DOGS & RICE
Date:July 21, 2010 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
Creole Hot Dogs & Rice
I did everything out at the grill here we have the dogs, diced bacon, onion & tomato, rice, cajun spice & basil
The dogs & Texas Toast are grilling over Medium heat & the bacon in the pan is cooking over Medium-High heat
The hot dogs & some of the Texas Toast is done
After the hotdogs have cooled a bit they are sliced & added to the bowl with the grilled diced bacon
As some more Texas Toast is grilling on the left, some onions and garlic are sauteing in the bacon fat
After the onion & garlic is cooked the rice & the Cajun seasoning is mixed in
Next comes the diced tomato
Finally the sliced hotdogs & diced bacon are added in.
The finished mixture after 5 minutes more of cooking
The last touch was some chopped fresh basil which was added just before serving
This was a tasty treat that sneaks up on you. At first it doesn’t seem that spicy & 3 bites later your tongue is tingling.
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I was looking for something different to make in honor of July 21st being National Hot Dog Day. I found this recipe online at ask.com and while it was intended for indoor cooking, grilled is always better. In fact I made the entire dish out at the grill. It started with sauteing diced bacon and while this was happening I also started grilling the dogs and some Texas Toast. When the bacon is done, it is removed with a slotted spoon so the bacon fat remains behind for sauteing the onion & garlic. After the hotdogs are done, they are sliced & set aside with the cooling bacon. The cajun spice and the rice goes in next and cooks for a minute or so. The tomatoes are added in next, followed by the sliced hotdogs & diced bacon. This all cooks for 5 minutes and it is done except for some chopped fresh basil which goes in as the dish is served. It was a tasty blend that was stealth spicy: After the first bite you are thinking this isn’t very spicy and by the third bite you are reaching for a cold drink. This one is a keeper for sure.