ABOUT OUR GLAZE
Our glaze is a smokey sweet runny sauce, that’s a little more syrupy than our barbecue sauces. This makes it perfect to smother over meats and vegetables or to serve as a sweet dip for everything from potato wedges to nachos.
How can I use it?
As a dip
Jack Daniel’s® Smokey Sweet Glaze can be served straight from the bottle to make a fantastic alternative to traditional dips. We love the glaze served with chicken dippers, deep fried mozzarella strips or batted prawns if you’re cooking – or served with nachos and wedges when your friends are round.
Chef tip: Gently warm a bowl of the sauce in a microwave for a few seconds and serve immediately. (NB: check that the sauce isn’t too warm before dishing up!)
Getting your five a day doesn’t have to be dull. Gently stir fry or BBQ your vegetables (we love cooking with mushrooms, peppers and onions) until they are almost cooked and then either stir in a generous amount of the Glaze or brush over the glaze onto the vegetable kebabs using a pastry brush. Continue cooking until the glaze is warmed and serve immediately.
Chef tip: If you’re a vegetarian or just love all things veggie – try serving the glaze with warm goats cheese or griddled hallumi and a peppery salad like rocket or endive.
Liven up lunches by giving your sandwich the taste of Tennessee. Spread a flour tortilla with a generous coating of glaze, fold in some chicken/turkey or ham, grated cheese and lettuce and then wrap tightly before serving.
Chef tip: Liven up cheese on toast by drizzling the glaze over as it comes out of the grill and serve immediately.
On the BBQ
When cooking meat, either generous pour the glaze over the uncooked meat in a dish and with clean hands, turn the meat over to ensure that it is coated on all sides or if making kebabs, thread the meat through the scewer and brush the glaze over with a pastry brush.
In the oven
When cooking meat, either generous pour the glaze over the uncooked meat in a dish and with clean hands, turn the meat over to ensure that it is coated on all sides. Cover the meat to allow it to cook in the over following the usual cooking instructions. Uncover for the last quarter of the cooking time to allow the sauce to reduce and the smokey sweet stickiness to develop.
On a roast joint
If you only want to glaze a specific part of the meat, use a pastry brush to build up layers of the glaze.
To achieve a good flavour and coverage, you can brush your roast with a pastry brush upto twenty minutes before putting in the oven. Then, halfway through, pour over a second coating of the glaze for a Smokey Sweet finish.
The Jack Daniel’s® glaze works best with meaty style fishes like Tuna steaks, Swordfish and Shark. Cook in the same way as meat in the oven or BBQ.
Do you need to re-apply throughout cooking?
That’s all down to taste. Some folks find that one coating at the start is enough, but over at Jack Daniel’s®, we prefer to add another layer of our glaze towards the end of the cooking.
Does it need a hot oven or a long cooking time?
A hot pan or oven will give the best consistency with the glaze but other than that, you should follow the regular cooking directions for whatever you’ve got on the grill. The time taken for cooking depends on the item being glazed and how long that item takes to cook. Adding the glaze will not lengthen the usual cooking time of your meal.
Do you need to have marinating time?
It isn’t necessary to marinate before cooking to achieve the great taste of Jack Daniel’s® glaze but for a more intense flavour, place the meat in a bowl of Smokey Sweet Glaze, cover and refrigerate overnight.
How much should I use? How thick a layer should I use?
To get the stickiest finish, we suggest the thicker the better! We give quantities of glaze to use in our recipes and this is enough to create a nice thick layer on the food. As a guide aim for the glaze coating to be dark brown in colour but so you’re still able to see the food through the glaze.
Can I add things to it? Chilli? Herbs?
Why not try adding a bit of extra spice to Jack Daniel’s® Smokey Sweet Glaze by adding finely chopped chilli or alternatively try some coriander for a zingy alternative.
Do I add it to raw meat or put it on after it’s cooked?
You can do either. The Jack Daniel’s® Glaze can be applied as a marinade to raw meats upto a day before, or applied once meat is cooked for a quick and easy smokey sweet glaze.