Trying to clone (Boston's) Speed Dog relish
Boston's Speed Dog food truck turns out the hot dog that the Wall Street Journal calls the country's best. Warren Buffett is among its fans. I will never get down there, so I ordered a jar each of the mustard, BBQ sauce, and relish. (Besides, I prefer a different brand of frank, and a multigrain bun.)Apparently, online toppings sales is a new feature for Gary, the owner. There were some hiccups and delays but the order was finally sent out 19 days after I placed it. I seem to recall hearing that the franks themselves are bathed in apple juice or cider. The relish, which I really like, seems fruity but I am not sure what's in it (labels don't say). Can anyone help me crack this?
Huge fan of Pearl dogs in general (and of course Speed's particular version)... Feel I came close recently with a cider marinade. My relish was an off-the-cuff mixture of a sweet pepper/onion based variety and some zippy chutney that was lying around in the fridge.
No, it wasn't authentic Speed's - but was close and sure was tasty!
Your mention that the franks are bathed in apple juice or cider leads me to suspect that fruity relish is "apple relish". Google apple relish. There's a variety of recipes. Does any flavor combination look like a possibility? (There's one with sweet red peppers, green peppers, onions and apples that looks yummy.)
I haven't had a hot dog from Boston's Speed Dog. Sounds very tasty.