Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

You'll need

6 fresh chorizo Olive oil, for drizzling 6 hotdog rolls, split in half Mayonnaise or aïoli and rocket, to serve   Smoky red relish 1 red capsicum 1 long red chilli 1 tbsp olive oil ½ Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 150 gm cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, or to taste 1 tbsp caster sugar   Chimichurri 1 cup (firmly packed) flat-leaf parsley ⅓ cup (firmly packed) oregano 1 long green chilli, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped Finely grated rind and juice of ½ orange 200 ml extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar


  • 01
  • For relish, char capsicum and chilli over a gas flame (or in a very hot oven) until blackened all over (2-3 minutes for chilli; 4-5 minutes for capsicum). Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and stand to steam (10-15 minutes), then peel. Thinly slice the chilli and trim, core and dice the capsicum. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic and sauté until softened (4-5 minutes). Add tomatoes and paprika and simmer until tomatoes soften (4-5 minutes). Add vinegar, sugar, capsicum and chilli, and reduce to a light jammy consistency (2-3 minutes). Season, cool and refrigerate in an airtight container. Relish will keep refrigerated for 2 weeks.
  • 02
  • For chimichurri, process herbs, chilli, garlic and rind in a food processor until finely chopped, then gradually add oil and process until smooth. Add vinegar and orange juice, and season to taste.
  • 03
  • Drizzle chorizo with a little oil and grill on a barbecue, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through (6-8 minutes). To serve, split rolls partway, spread with mayonnaise or aïoli, halve chorizo lengthways, stuff into rolls and top with smoky red relish or chimichurri and rocket.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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Jan 2017

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