Gourmet Hot Dogs

Makes: 4Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 good quality sausages
  • 4 hot dog rolls
  • 2 medium red onions
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • To taste freshly ground pepper
  • 120g California Prunes
  • 150ml California Prune Juice
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven), 200°C conventional oven.
  2. Preheat a grill pan, then brush the sausages with a little vegetable oil.
  3. Place the sausages on the grill and cook until golden on all sides, then transfer to the oven to finish cooking.
  4. Meanwhile finely chop the red onions and place in a non-stick pan with a splash of oil and start to cook.
  5. Finely chop the red chilli and add to the pan with the onions.
  6. Season with a little salt and pepper to help draw out the moisture from the onions.
  7. Chop and add the California Prunes to the pan.
  8. Add the California Prune Juice and star anise, then simmer for 15 minutes until the mixture has reduced and become thick and sticky.
  9. Carefully taste the chutney as it will be hot and adjust the flavour with a teaspoon of honey if required.
  10. Remove the sausages from the oven and serve in the rolls with plenty of the chutney.

The chutney will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, so nothing goes to waste.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.