Another recipe Swap. This time I was assigned Jessica from Sunny Side Up. I did a little happy dance as I had just saw this recipe in my reader and had saved it but now I *had* to make it.
It did NOT disappoint. This tastes exactly like TGI Fridays Jack Daniels sauce, but without the 45 minute drive or expensive bill at the end. I served this over chicken strips but have some remaining which we are going to put on burgers. This was so so so good! Thank you Jessica!
- 1 head of garlic- roasted
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp white onion, minced
- 1 Tbsp Jack Daniels Whiskey (or any kind of whiskey)
- 1 Tbsp pineapple, very finely minced
- 1/2 tsp minced ginger
To roast the garlic, cut the top off of a head of garlic so the ends of the cloves are exposed. Peel off any excess layers of the papery skin. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and loosely wrap with aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet and roast at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes, or until the cloves appear golden brown.
In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine the water, pineapple juice, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer.
Squeeze out the roasted garlic and whisk in to the simmering liquid, discard the papery skin. Add the onion, whiskey, pineapple, and ginger, and stir to combine.
Continue to simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally, or until the liquid has reduced by half and is thick and syrupy*. Careful not to let the liquid boil over.
Glaze can be basted onto meats (chicken, steak, shrimp) while grilling, or drizzled over crispy chicken strips, or used as a dipping sauce for fries.
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