California Hot Dogs

Neens from Ono Yum
Meet the Chef!
Neens from Ono Yum
Neens grew up in the island-style communities of San Diego. Far from Hawaii, but close to plate lunch, surfing and ukulele jammin, Neens is the creator of the Musubi Map and the I Love Poke Festival, both vehicles that reflect his passion for all things Hawaiian. He was raised on local-style home cooking thanks to his Mom, Gles, also known as the Filipina Betty Crocker. This recipe is one of Neens’ favorite dishes that he grew up eating, courtesy of his Mom. Thanks, Mom!
Recipe Details

For Arugula Salad Topping: *

1/2 cup Baby Arugula Leaves

1/4 cup Carrots, shredded

1/4 cup Cucumber, seeded and diced

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

Salt & Pepper For seasoning

For Basil Sour Cream: *

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons Fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil


1 Avocado, peeled and sliced

6 Turkey or beef hot dogs

1 package KING'S HAWAIIAN Hot Dog Buns




Step 1
In a small food processor, pulse basil leaves and olive oil until smooth. Scrape into separate bowl and combine with sour cream. Set aside and chill to let fla-vor develop.
Step 2
Light one side of the grill to come to medium-high heat.
Step 3
Prepare arugula topping by tossing arugula, carrots, cucumber, and rice wine vinegar in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4
When grill is hot, place hot dogs on a 45-degree diagonal to make nice grill marks. Place KING’S HAWAIIAN Hot Dog Buns on cool side of the grill to begin toasting.
Step 5
Check back on hot dogs and buns every couple minute to ensure they don’t burn. After hot dogs begin to wrinkle on each end, flip hot dogs and let cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Step 6
Remove lightly toasted KING’s HAWAIIAN Hot Dog Buns and hot dogs from grill. Assemble hot dogs and top with sliced avocado, arugula salad topping, and basil sour cream. Then enjoy!

Neens from Ono Yum says:

Cut a few diagonal slits into hot dogs to make sure steam doesn’t burst casing. Also, basil cream can be made one day ahead and left in the fridge to develop flavor overnight.

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