4 Large, Uncured, Organic Beef Hot Dogs (we like Applegate ®)
4 Pretzel Sausage Buns (we like PRETZILLA ®)
1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 small seedless Persian cucumber, skin on, small diced
1/2 cup quartered cherry or grape tomatoes
1/4 cup thinly sliced peperoncini
1/2 cup celery leaves
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly Cracked Pepper
Cornichons (small pickled gherkins-i.e. tiny little pickles)
Jalapeño yellow mustard
Butter or Mayo (to grill buns)
In a bowl, place all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Toss and set aside.
Hot Dog and Buns
Make diagonal cuts half way through and and 1/2″ apart along one side of each dog, (take care not to cut all the way through).
Mix the barbecue and Worcestershire sauces and marinate the dogs about 1/2 hour, longer if possible.
Grill the dogs over medium heat on all sides, until they blossom and begin to char, baste with remaining marinade, remove and set aside.
Just before assembly, cut each bun, brush lightly with butter or mayo and lightly grill cut side down until lightly charred.
Spread Jalapeño yellow mustard on one side of the bun and Spicy Ketchup on the other. Pile relish salad on the bottom bun, top with a hot dog and top bun. Insert a long pick through a Cornichon and place in the middle of each Heavenly Haute Dog and serve.