In Hawaiian, the term “Huli” means to turn, referring to the constant flipping of meat while barbecuing. That concept is very much alive in the succulent Huli-Huli chicken sausages that hot dog experts Dog Haus is grilling to celebrate Hawaiian Foods Week.
To commemorate the weeklong dedication to Hawaiian fare, King’s Hawaiian is teaming up with restaurants like Dog Haus to showcase tastes from the Aloha State. Dog Haus has opted to go for Huli-Huli chicken, or Hawaiian barbeque chicken, as their inspiration.
Dog Haus’ Würstmacher, and Food Network personality, Adam Gertler teamed up with Top Chef season 2 winner Ilan Hall to create this one-of-a-kind sausage recipe. Their collaboration invokes the flavors of Hawaiian teriyaki to bring the chain’s tribute to Huli-Huli chicken to life.
Ginger, garlic, soy, and sake permeate the sausage, which blends chicken with pork belly to provide extra juiciness and flavor. The sausage is grilled to perfection, continually turned over like Huli-Huli chicken to ensure even grill marks.
It’s then packed into a trio of grilled King’s Hawaiian buns and covered with toppings that represent the tastes and textures of Hawaiian cuisine. These include King’s Hawaiian Sweet Island Ginger Sauce, bouillonnaise (a seasoned mayo created just for Dog Haus’ Huli-Huli), pineapple and jalapeño relish, crispy fried onions, and scallions.
The balance of all the major tastes – sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and umami – brings out the best of Hawaii’s flavors in this scrumptious chef-created sausage sandwich.
Gertler and Dog Haus will be cranking out their Huli-Huli sausages well past Hawaiian Foods week. They’re already available at all Dog Haus locations, and will stay there through June 30th. $1 from the purchase of every Huli-Huli benefits No Kid Hungry.
Created in partnership with King’s Hawaiian