gourmet hot dog & lemonade party with amy johnson!

a few weeks ago i had the pleasure of working with amy johnson, an awesome food photographer in seattle!

i dreamed up some delicious gourmet hot dog ideas and extra juicy & refreshing cherry lemonades. it was a super hot day so this summery picnic scene was just perfect. 

Amy_Johnson_-4982 (1).jpg

spiral hot dogs, at that! have you done this before?? it's truly the ideal hot dog experience. here is a youtube video that helped me achieve this in the past.

grilling them spiraled creates wayyy more crispy surface area on the hot dog while creating gaps (aka condiment treasure troves) throughout. the condiments get tucked away instead of sliding around all over the top of the hot dog. huzzah!

Amy_Johnson_-5028 (1).jpg

our cherry lemonades were brimming with flavor - fresh chopped ginger, peach slices, fresh red cherries & cherry juice and extra lemon, of course!

Amy_Johnson_-5012 (1).jpg
Amy_Johnson_-5020 (1).jpg

toppings on the spiral dogs: cream cheese, sriracha, pickled red onions, avocado, yellow mustard, ketchup, red onion, green onion, yellow onion, micro greens (cilantro!), and sliced jalapeño! 

and kettle chips for crunch. always the crunch factor. don't forget to toast that bun.

Amy_Johnson_-5000.jpg

my little menu:

- SPICY SEATTLE - cream cheese, sriracha, jalapeño, pickled red onion 

- DA CLASSIC - ketchup, mustard, chopped yellow onion 

- GREEN GODDESS - cream cheese, avocado, green onions, pickled red onion, micro cilantro greens

- SLIGHTLY ADVENTUROUS - cream cheese, chopped yellow onion, mustard, micro greens

- LOADED SPICY SEATTLE - cream cheese, sriracha, ketchup, mustard chopped yellow onion, jalapeño

- RED & GREEN - ketchup, sriracha, jalapeño

- SIMPLE SAVORY-TOOTH - cream cheese, green onion

Amy_Johnson_-5026 (1).jpg

i'm really clinging on to the tail end of summer here, folks.

Amy_Johnson_-5058.jpg

check out amy's lovely photography work and her post about our photo shoot here!

Amy_Johnson_-4999.jpg

photography by amy johnson.

food styling, prop styling, & recipes by me.

 

qp