Hoisin Glazed Dogs

Serves 4 (entree) or 8-10 (appetizer)

Ingredients:

cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot, peeled
teaspoon minced fresh garlic
8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns, split
cup chopped green onions

Directions:

  1. Heat hoisin, honey, gingerroot and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat.   Allow sauce to simmer for 2-3 minutes then remove from heat. Reserve cup sauce.
  2. Lightly score diagonal cuts across the hot dogs. Liberally brush hot dogs with sauce. 
  3. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill for the direct grilling method, using medium heat. Place hot dogs on grill rack, about 4 to 5 inches from the heat. Cook hot dogs over direct medium heat to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, basting often with the sauce. 
  4. During last 3 to 4 minutes, open hot dog buns and lightly toast them over indirect heat.  Brush buns with reserved hoisin sauce. Place hot dogs into heated buns.  Sprinkle chopped green onions atop hot dogs.
National Hot Dog & Sausage Council