Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dog Recipe

2016-04-21
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Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dog Recipe

When I was traveling through Hawaii in my late 20’s, I discovered that the Hawaiian shoyu hot dog is a comfort food that many kids enjoy growing up in Hawaii. These hot dogs, flavored with soy sauce (shoyu) seemed so exotic, but I learned they were easy to prepare and easy on the budget. Fifteen years later when I took my 3 year old daughter out for sushi in Chicago, I saw Hawaiian shoyu hot dogs on the menu and ordered them for her. She loved them and gobbled them up!  Now that she is in college she cooks shoyu hot dogs for herself whenever she wants something fast, simple and a reminder of her childhood.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Ingredients:Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dog

8 beef or beef & pork hot dogs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup soy sauce (I prefer Pearl River soy sauce)
3 tablespoons firmly-packed brown sugar (add an extra tablespoon if you like it sweater)
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Cooked rice

Directions:

Slice the hot dogs into 1/4-inch slices on the diagonal at about a 45 degree angle.

Add oil to a medium-sized wok or frying pan and heat over medium-high flame until warm. Add the hot dogs and saute until they start to brown at the edges. Next, add in the soy sauce, rice wine and brown sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Sauté the hot dogs in the sauce until the sauce begins to thicken and the hot dogs develop a nice glazed look. Remove from heat. Be careful not to over cook or the sugar will burn and taste bitter.

Serve your delicious Hawaiian Shoyu Hot Dogs over the cooked rice and drizzle a little of the sauce on top.

Enjoy!

 

 

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