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Secret Recipe: Pickle Relish from Show Dogs

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Dress up your Fourth of July hot dogs and brats with Show Dogs' pickle relish. Their recipe makes a spicy, tangy condiment--enough for 20 dogs in all. 

3 cups half-sour pickles, diced small

2/3 cup sweet onions, minced

1 large clove garlic, minced 

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon coriander seed 

1 teaspoon mustard seed 

4 teaspoons yellow mustard

2 teaspoons agave syrup or honey  

Pinch chile flakes (or to taste)

Salt and pepper to taste

1. Combine the diced pickles, minced onion, and garlic together in a heat-resistant container, such as a large glass jar.

2. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, coriander, mustard seed, yellow mustard, and agave syrup. Bring to a simmer and let reduce for just a few minutes. Pour over the pickle mixture in the heat-resistant container and fold together. 

3. Add the salt, pepper, and chile flakes to taste. 

4. Cool in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before using. Leftovers can remain in the refrigerator for up to six months if stored in a covered container.