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Cocktail Franks with Luau King Sweet 'n Sour Sauce

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

Who said gracious entertaining is dead? Not when there are cocktail wieners on the summer party menu! A highlight of the Polynesian Party chapter of The Infinite Feast, my Luau King Sweet & Sour Sauce and cocktail franks together spell fun-in-the-sun-for-everyone! Recipe below!

From "The Infinite Feast: How to Host the Ones You Love—Recipes from the Big Easy . . . and Beyond" by Brian Theis, 2020 Click here for more!

Cocktail Franks with Luau King Sweet & Sour Sauce

Makes 60 franks and about 2 cups sauce

Luau King Sweet & Sour Sauce is a tart 'n tangy South Seas sensation sure to enliven your next Polynesian party! Great with pork, chicken, beef, fish, you name it - this tantalizing alternative to teriyaki will have your guests doing the hula in no time. Mahalo!

1 cup sweetened applesauce

1/2 cup duck sauce

1/4 cup chili sauce

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish, drained

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

60 cocktail franks

In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients except franks. Refrigerate Luau King Sauce for at least 2 hours before using. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add about 1/4 cup water and cook cocktail franks, turning a few times till plump and heated-through, about 3 minutes. Drain and keep warm. When it's party time, serve franks with toothpicks and sauce. Rock-a-hula baby!


Original image from The Infinite Feast!

AND, here I am, February 28, 2023, presenting this tasty recipe for the first time on live TV! Marysol Castro and Chris Cimino whip up a tasty batch of Luau King for all the viewers at home. Click on the picture below to go to the video!

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