Custom Made Jack Daniels Sawce

December 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

This is a homemade version of T.G.I Friday’s Jack Daniels sauce. Not to be confused with the Jack Daniels brand of BBQ, this is more of a glaze. If you’ve never had this at Friday’s, I highly recommend taking a look at their Jack Daniels menu next time you’re there, because it is soooo friggin’ good! They offer it with fish, steak, chicken, burger, ribs… and a few other things. I got this recipe from The Best of Top Secret Recipes book. (P.S. Those books have SO many good rip-off recipes in them!) I’ll admit that this isn’t EXACT, but pretty damn close and still pretty damn good! I made a batch last night so I can make Jack Daniels popcorn chicken for our New Years Eve party tonight. 🙂 And any leftovers will definitely be smothering the burgers I have in the freezer!

1 Head of Garlic
1 TB Olive Oil
2/3 C Water
1 C Pineapple Juice
1/4 C Teriyaki Sauce
1 TB Soy Sauce
1 1/3 C Dark Brown Sugar (I’ve used light and haven’t noticed a difference)
3 TB Lemon Juice
3 TB Minced White Onion
1 TB Jack Daniels Whiskey (the mini bottles are way more than enough!)
1 TB Crushed Pineapple
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (I usually use about 1/2 of this, I’m not a big fan of spicy!)

Roast Garlic (Optional)
The recipe starts out by having you roast the garlic in the oven for an hour. I’ve done it this way, and I’ve also just minced 2 cloves really, really fine and put it in with the rest of the ingredients without noticing too much of a difference. If you choose to do it this way, the olive oil is unnecessary, as it is only used to cook the garlic, not put in the sauce itself. If you choose to roast the garlic, read on.

Preheat over to 325 degrees F. Prep the garlic by cutting about 1/2 inch off the top of the head, and cut the roots so the garlic will sit flat. Remove most of the papery skin, but leave enough so that the cloves stay together. Place the head of garlic in a small casserole dish or baking pan, drizzle the olive oil over it, and cover it with a lid or foil. Bake for 1 hour. Remove, and let cool.

Step 1:
Combine water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture boils, then reduce the heat so the mixture is just simmering.

Step 2:
Squeeze the sides of the garlic until the pasty, roasted garlic is squeezed out. Measure 2 tsp. into the pan and whisk to combine. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.

Step 3:
Let the mixture simmer for about 40 to 50 minutes or until the glaze has reduced by about 1/3 and is a bit thick and syrupy. Make sure it doesn’t boil over!

Tada! You’re own homemade Jack Daniels glaze made famous by T.G.I Fridays. 🙂 Enjoy!!!


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Hello, I'm Amy! I was born in '85 and live in Pittsburgh, PA. I became the mama of my wonderful son in 2004, and also own 3 kitties that I treat like children. I am a self-admitted cosmetics and beauty addict, but I also enjoy fashion, music, art, and am totally guilty of reading way too much celebrity gossip. :P
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