Okay, I know what you are thinking: Alexa’s gone off the deep end with the unique recipes thing. But I promise, these are good. Think if hot dogs and sushi had a baby. Still not convinced? I’ve tried to explain this recipe to my parents and co-workers with a limited degree of success, so hang in there.
When Drew and I were in Vancouver, we discovered a Japanese-inspired hot dog food truck called Japadog. It got pretty decent Yelp reviews, but I just couldn’t justify paying $7+ for a single hot dog. So, I did what any food blogger would do: I looked on their website to figure out what went into their dishes to see if I could make them for a lot less. The terimayo hot dog intrigued me – seaweed, mayo, and teriyaki sauce all on top of a hot dog? I was so scared the first time I made these for Drew and myself. I knew his food snob self was just humoring me by eating hot dogs for dinner, so I really hoped they would at least be edible. We were both pleasantly surprised: they perfectly combine the flavors of sushi and hot dogs. And they’re actually good – rich and delightfully brimming with umami. So, if you’re feeling tired with typical grill fare, you may want try these bad boys.
The recipe is for two hot dogs, but you can easily scale it up to feed a group. Also, I toasted one bun but not the other when I photographed them. But please ignore that 😉
- • 2 beef hot dogs, grilled
- • 2 whole wheat buns, toasted
- • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- • 2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce
- • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- • 2 nori sheets, crumbled
- To Assemble: Place a hot dog in each bun. Top each with half of the drizzled mayo, teriyaki sauce, green onions, and crumbled nori.