Sweet Chili Thai Peanut Hot Dog
A dog walks into a bar… no, no – this joke just won’t do. But this freakin’ dog sure will! Ben has been playing grill master all week while I top these dogs with everything in sight. And he’s rocking at it. It’s taken five years, but he’s come along way from his old days of grilling me a hockey-puck-esque burgers when we first started dating, taking the char-factor down a notch (or ten) and he has championed the burger and dog grilling. Proud wife! These days we’re pining for a vacation since Ben has just finished his first year of nursing school – and as we sit here in the “Seattle Summer”, with a torrential downpour going on as I type, I’m lusting after another dog to give me a food-cation, since dropping everything and heading to Thailand isn’t really in the cards. So just pass one of these Sweet Chili Thai Peanut Hot Dogs over, and a big drink with a little umbrella and we’re kopasetic.
This dog is is a cacophony of different flavors – and its divine. I love thai food with its mix of savory, spicy, fresh, light, zesty, and fruity flavor. And if there is a peanut satay anywhere in the vicinity, odds are I’m slurping it with a straw. It might seem kinda weird top a hot dog with peanut sauce, but let me tell you right this very minute it’s something you can’t miss.
Adding sweet chili sauce to the stop, along with the mango, cucumber, basil and shallots with the peanut sauce just made me sing. With all the dogs we ate over the weekend, this was actually Ben’s favorite! My husband, who views any change in his daily lunch routine of a turkey sandwich, with an apple, yogurt and fiber bar as the next apocalypse thought this dog was magic, surprising the heck out of me. He usually turns his nose up at half the stuff I come up with – but his rave reviews of this dog proved this one was a winner. I know it will be a winner in your house, too.
Uh oh, you can still see hot dog in that bun!! Get me more mango, cucumber and peanut sauce to cover that up! It’s not a loaded dog if you can still SEE the dog underneath!
Catch up on the rest of this week’s Hot Dog Days of Summer with the rest of our featured hot dogs.Print
Sweet Chili Thai Peanut Hot Dog
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Grilled
- Cuisine: American
This hot dog has all the flavors of Thailand with peanut sauce, fresh mango and sweet chili sauce. You will love this Sweet Chili Thai Peanut Hot Dog!
- 4 Beef Hot Dog Franks
- 4 Hot Dog Buns
- ½ cup Peanut Satay Sauce (or follow recipe below)
- ¼ cup Cilantro, minced
- ¼ cup Basil, chiffonade
- 1 Mango, peeled and cubed
- ½ Cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 Shallot, finely sliced
- ¼ cup Sweet Chili Sauce
- 1/2 c. Smooth Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp. Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- 4 Tbsp. White Wine
- 1 tsp. Rice Vinegar
- 1″ Ginger Root, finely minced
- 1 tsp. Garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped
- In a small bowl, whisk together all peanut sauce ingredients and set aside. If using Peanut sauce from a jar, omit the listed ingredients.
- Preheat grill, and cook dogs until heated through.
- While dogs are cooking, mince and chop cucumber, cilantro, basil, shallots and mango. Set aside.
- Toast hot dog buns until golden brown. Spread peanut sauce onto toasted hot dog bun. Top hot dog bun with cooked hot dog, and top hot dog with diced cucumber, mango, shallots, cilantro and basil.
- Drizzle sweet chili sauce over the top of the hot dog and devour immediately.
Megan Keno – Country Cleaver
Holy yes!! These things are incredible! THAI! Yes!
These hot dog ideas you have are utterly inspired!
Oh, these hot dog recipes get better and better!
OMG can I have one for breakfast?!!?!?!?!? LOVE!
Now that is how to do a hot dog!!!
Whoa – now this is a hot dog I can REALLY get on board with!
You know how to treat a dog right! I’m a sucker for thai anything/everything Thai, but never would have joined these flavor forces with a hot dog. You’re crazy and I love it.
Thai flavors are the best! Loving hot dog week!
Obsessed! That’s one beautiful dog!
I’m about to fly to Seattle just so I can finish hot dog week with you!
Awesome flavor combinations! I’ve never seen a hot dog look so darn scrumptious!
I want all three right now! Gimme!
I need to go get me some dawgs now!
Go buy some dogs, now! Right now! You have to make this – I’ve never had a tastier hot dog.
Um, this may be favorite yet! Love the addition of the sweet chili! Droooooooling!
I think this is the collective favorite dog of the week. But I am partial to Friday’s recipe too – Tex Mex Dog!
I’m pretty sure this will make an appearance in my dreams later tonight.
Dream away, I know Ben was dreaming about it. I’ve caught him looking the pictures of it on his cell phone like it was skanky photos haha
I now know what love is!!! I need one of these right now or I’ll cry!
Hurry, hurry go and make one!! 🙂 Thanks Ashley!
i’d eat the merde out of this dog.
I had to stop at one – which was painfully difficult. I didn’t want to stop, it was sooo good! I’ll make you one when you come to SEATTLE!!
What creative hot dogs! I love this, Megan!
Thanks so much Nikki!! This has been such a fun week, I might have to do one every year!
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Oh man! The flavors in this hot dog are incredible, I can not wait to make this myself 🙂
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