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Seattle Smoked Salmon Hot Dog

This hot dog, topped with smoked salmon, cucumber, and cream cheese will put you in the summer mood, and help you celebrate the sunny months like a real Seattlite. 

Smoked Salmon Seattle Hot Dog -

It’s almost the 4th of July!!

A) How is it almost JULY?

2) Light up all the grills

iii) These might not be milkshakes, but they will bring all the boys to the outdoor vegetative patch on which you recreate. The yard? Yeah, that.

FOUR) It’s officially Hot Dog Week 2014! Are you ready? I really hope so, because I have waited for this week, since last year! Hot dog week is my favorite theme week of the year, and I hope it’s yours, too.

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Seattle is all a bustle with salmon season in full swing. Yesterday I went down town to our famous Pike Place Market with two of my best girl friends, Beka and Corinne, two of my best girls and bridesmaids from our wedding a couple summers ago. Corinne and I have been best friends since college, and she’s been back in the lower 48 for the last month from Alaska!

And homegirl’s one request was to go to Pike Place Market. How could I argue with that?

Smoked Salmon Seattle Hot Dog - Her other request was to go to the Space Needle, but it was so popular you practically couldn’t get a ticket. So we opted for the Great Wheel instead.

Did I mention that I’m afraid of heights? And small spaces? Basically it culminated in me having an epic laugh-panic attach and crying in an orb hanging over Elliot Bay. After the second rotation on the thing I was in a much better place and the tears had subsided. I’m a peach.

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But after that, I earned my Beecher’s mac and cheese and a walk through the market. And with salmon season in full swing, smoked salmon is E-V-E-R-Y where!! And if you can get your mitts on some good smoked salmon, make sure you toss it on a hot dog! It will be life changing.

And don’t forget the cream cheese. I promise, this will be the one condiment that will make a permanent appearance on every hot dog for the rest of your days. Game Changer.

Come back tomorrow and the rest of the week to celebrate all things grilling and hot dogs!

And don’t forget to catch up on Hot Dog Week 2013 for all of last year’s new classics!

Sweet Hot Thai Chili Dog

Cajun Andouille Dog

Poblano Bacon Mac and Cheese Dog

Tex Mex Dog

Bock and Slaw Dog

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Smoked Salmon Hot Dog

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

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4 All Beef Hot Dogs

4 Hot Dog Buns, toasted

4 ounces Salmon Salmon, flaked

1/2 Cucumber, minced

4 ounces Cream Cheese, cut into cubes

1 Shallot (or red onion) thinly sliced or minced

1/4 cup Cilantro, minced


Preheat grill to medium high heat. Cook hot dogs until grilled throughly. While the hot dogs are on the grill, prepared all ingredients.

Toast the hot dog buns until golden brown. Top grilled hot dogs with flaked smoked salmon, shallots, cilantro, cucumber and cream cheese. Devour immediately.


26 Responses to “Seattle Smoked Salmon Hot Dog”

  1. #
    Tieghan — June 30, 2014 @ 6:11 am

    You are kicking off hot dog week with one KILLER look dog. I love the idea of salmon and cream on my hot dog. So awesome!

  2. #
    bridget {bake at 350} — June 30, 2014 @ 6:12 am

    OK…the way I look at hot dogs has changed FOREVER! Whoa. So going to make these and I cannot wait!

    PS…you are one brave girl. I had a little panic attack for you just reading your instagram caption yesterday!

  3. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 30, 2014 @ 6:29 am

    Dude, for reals? I flipping love hot dog week! This version looks amazing!

  4. #
    Ashley — June 30, 2014 @ 7:25 am

    Whoa. Such creative toppings!

  5. #
    Cookin Canuck — June 30, 2014 @ 7:36 am

    It sounds as though you had a great time with your friends!

    And this hot dog…it’s like Seattle collided with New York in a very good way.

  6. #
    Naomi — June 30, 2014 @ 7:49 am

    I never even thought to add cream cheese to hot dogs- love it!

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

      Ohhh yeah, you will be totally won over by the cream cheese. I will never NOT use it again!

  7. #
    Liren — June 30, 2014 @ 8:09 am

    Smoked salmon is such a fave – but I would have never thought to put it on a hot dog! This is absolutely brilliant!

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:12 pm

      Smoked Salmon was a bold move, but I’m so glad I did it. You will be won over with it!

  8. #
    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — June 30, 2014 @ 8:53 am

    Every time we head into the city, I contemplate it, but heights and I just do not get along. You really are a peach! The smoked salmon is killer, and on a hotdog, pure genius. I love this!

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

      I know, that Wheel is terrifying – but by the second go around I was much better. Give it a try, you might be surprised.

  9. #
    Matt Robinson — June 30, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    Somehow you made a hot dog look like a piece of art, this looks incredible!!

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

      What a compliment!! Thanks Matt!

  10. #
    Karly — June 30, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    I am so beyond excited for Hot Dog Week! It’s the best week of the year!

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

      I totally agree!!! Best week ever!!

  11. #
    Gaby — June 30, 2014 @ 9:46 am

    Salmon on a hot dog! You are a genius!

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

      Aww shucks girl!! Thanks!!

  12. #
    Alexis @ Upside Down Pear — June 30, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

    I would’ve never in a million years thought to put salmon on a hot dog…but dang that looks so delicious I’m glad you thought of it. I’ll have to give this a go at least once this summer!

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

      Yes, totally try it!! And cream cheese on a hot dog is a dream and a half!

  13. #
    Jennifer Farley — June 30, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    This sounds fantastic!

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

      Thanks Jenn!! I’m dreaming of them again already!

  14. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 30, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

    I love you a little bit more today than I did yesterday.

    • Megan replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

      And I heart you, too!! Just wait for the rest of the week 😉


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