Lunchbreak: Hot Doug’s hot dog tailgating tips and recipes for the start of baseball season

Doug Sohn, Chicago's Famed Sausage Connoisseur

www.hotdougs.com

You can of course find Hot Doug's again this season at Wrigley Field.

You can also find Hot Doug's sausages at Paulina Meat Market and Peapod.

Recipes:

THE TRUE CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOG AND WHY IT'S A STAPLE FOR OUR CITY

Heat up (grill, boil, sautee- any and all work!) an all-beef Hot dog

Place hot dog in a steamed poppy seed bun.

Add on the toppings in this order: yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, sport peppers, and celery salt. The tomatoes should be nestled between the hot dog and the top of the bun. Place the pickle between the hot dog and the bottom of the bun. NO KETCHUP!

 

AN EASY GOURMET SAUSAGE FOR TAILGATING:

SMOKED HUNGARIAN SAUSAGE with Cumin Dijonnaise

Smoked Paprika Mustard: Combine 4 tablespoons Dijon or deli (brown) mustard with 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, and a pinch black pepper.

Cumin Dijonnaise: Combine 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1⁄2 teaspoon toasted puréed cumin seeds, 1 small clove of garlic finely chopped, a pinch of salt and black pepper.