Tip o' the hat to Russ Faulk of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet for this singular scoring technique, and the idea of grilling the hot dog buns with mayonnaise and remoulade sauce
. He calls his version a "Po' Dog." YIELD: 8 HOT DOGS.
* Brussel Sprouts, Remoulade Sauce
, Parmesan cheese
I'd had a recipe for the remoulade sauce
in my notebook for a while, and now seemed like a good time to wheel it out with some suitable accompaniments - it's super-tasty and you will find you use it on everything once it's made.
Not a hamburger, but a crab burger, topped with a sweet remoulade sauce
, and to pay homage to mammals, some crumbled smoked bacon.
The oysters are from Louisiana, and they hold their own in the traditional New Orleans French bread sandwich smeared with a smoky house remoulade sauce
and sprinkled with shredded Napa cabbage instead of the usual iceberg lettuce.
I went for smoked haddock, leek and black pudding balls that were served with remoulade sauce
. They arrived in a bowl and consisted of two round delicious fishcake-type balls with the tasty French dip, similar to a tartare-type sauce, that balanced this starter dish out perfectly.
Options include chicken Caprese, with lemon garlic marinated chicken topped with fresh tomato and fresh mozzarella cheese, or beer battered haddock fish and chips, with remoulade sauce
Meanwhile for the red pepper Remoulade sauce
, roast the bell pepper in oven for 5-7 minutes.
It was a tough choice between shrimp cocktail (two sauce options!), a pretty crabtini (fresh crabmeat in Creole remoulade sauce
, served in a cocktail glass) or the seafood gumbo.
Same goes for the fried shrimp po-boy with lettuce, tomato, red onions and remoulade sauce
on a hoagie bun.
And although it's only a local delight, Spicy Beer-Battered Alligator with Remoulade Sauce
was a divine homage to New Orleans cuisine.