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Hello Kitty Dog


Daniel Wright’s Hello Kitty Dog was named in honor of his wife's love for Hello Kitty. This Asian-inspired hot dog is sure to liven up a cookout. “I love keeping things really simple,” Wright says. “How do I take this ingredient and elevate it without really doing anything to it?”

Hello Kitty Dog | Makes 6 servings
Recipe excerpted from Daniel Wright’s Senate: Street & Savory

6 hot dog buns, buttered and toasted
6 all-beef hot dogs, grilled
1/2 cup wasabi mayonnaise (recipe below)
6 slices crisp bacon
3 cups ponzu-wasabi slaw (recipe below)
1/4 cup wasabi peas, crushed
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Wasabi Mayonnaise | Makes 2 cups

2 cups mayonnaise 
1 tablespoon powered wasabi or 
2 tablespoons freshly grated wasabi
1/2 cup water
Juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste

Puree ingredients in blender. Season to taste. Refrigerate.


Ponzu-Wasabi Slaw
Yield: 4 cups

2 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup wasabi mayonnaise
1/4 cup ponzu
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds 
Salt to taste

Combine shredded cabbages and carrots in a bowl. Thoroughly mix in mayonnaise, ponzu and sesame seeds. Season with salt. Refrigerate.

Assemble in Order: Bun + Dog + Wasabi Mayonnaise + Bacon + Ponzu-Wasabi Slaw + Crushed Wasabi Peas + Sesame Seeds