With St. Jean Baptiste right around the corner I felt the need to make Steamés, An Iconic Montreal Dish. My husband’s family is from Montreal so he naturally has fond memories of all the amazing things Montreal has to offer. We lived there ourselves for 3 years before we got married and enjoyed plenty of Quebec’s tasty food! Since returning to our southern Ontario roots we occasionally reminisce about the great food and awesome festivals Montreal had to offer.
One of our favourite things to eat when living in Montreal was a steamie (or steamé in French). If you’re not familiar with these Montreal hot dogs, they are a fast food staple and you are missing out! When we lived there we were younger and these hot dogs were perfect after a long night of…. dancing. When I make them now it’s for a much different reason – my children will eat them! Whatever your reason for wanting to eat these yummy hot dogs – one thing is true, steamies are delicious!!
There are typically three ways steamies are sold in restaurants, they are:
All-dressed – has mustard, chopped onion and fresh coleslaw or cabbage.
Michigan hot dog – has spaghetti sauce or chili sauce, with or without onions and mustard.
Supreme – has cheese and bacon.
There are a few popular restaurants in Montreal that sell steamies such as La Belle Province and Lafleur Restaurants but if you’re looking to make your own see the recipe below. Our recipe is a little different then the classic steamie. We choose to make our steamies little differently by adding sauerkraut instead of cabbage and my hubs prefers relish over mustard.
Steamé – An Iconic Montreal Dish
Relish (if preferred)
1. Place about 2 inches of water into a pot and mount a steamer, cover with a lid. Over medium heat bring the water a gentle boil.
2. Place the hot dogs into the steamer. Cover and cook for 2-4 minutes. You can place the buns in the steamer also for 2-3 minutes to make them warm if you prefer.
3. Top with mustard, onions and sauerkraut (and relish if you would like).
There you have it, a delicious, quick dinner that the whole family will love. They could bring you to the wonderful city of Montreal or straight to the dinner table with little fuss. If you’re looking for an easy appetizer try thisBaked Mediterranean Feta Cheese Appy and for dessert serve these Easy Lemon Blueberry Squares.
Steamé - An Iconic Montreal Dish
Steame - An Iconic Montreal Dish is a delicious, quick dinner that the whole family will love. See the easy recipe here and try them tonight!