Chorizo hot dogs with chimichurri
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 6
Jazz up a humble hot dog with punchy chimichurri sauce. It’s perfect fuss-free food for a family movie night on the sofa, or even dinner in the garden
For the chimichurri
- 1 banana shallot , peeled and finely chopped
- 1 medium red chilli , finely chopped, plus a few slices to serve
- 1 garlic clove , crushed
- 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
- small bunch of parsley , finely chopped
- small bunch of coriander , finely chopped, plus extra leaves to serve
- 50ml extra virgin olive oil , plus 1 tbsp
- STEP 1
First, make the chimichurri. Combine the ingredients in a bowl with ½ tsp salt and set aside. Will keep for up to one day in the fridge. To save on chopping time, you can also blitz the ingredients together in a small food processor until combined but not smooth.
- STEP 2
Heat the grill to medium-high, or light a barbecue and wait until the flames have died down. Put the sausages on a foil-lined tray and grill for 12-15 mins, or cook on the barbecue until sizzling and cooked, turning halfway through.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the shallots for 10-15 mins until soft and starting to brown. Stir in the vinegar and honey and cook for a few minutes more until sticky.
- STEP 4
Warm the hot dog buns under the grill, on a griddle pan or the barbecue, and cut the cooked sausages in half lengthways, if you’ve used short cooking sausages. Stuff the buns with the sausages, then top with a big spoonful of chimichurri, some chopped tomato, the crumbled feta, some chilli slices, a few coriander leaves and the sticky shallots.