T.g.i. Friday's Jack Daniels Grill Salmon

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 55 mins
Cook 15 mins

From "Top Secret Recipes, LITE!" This is supposed to be 12 points per serving, but I think it's actually less than that.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. To roast the garlic for the glaze, cut about 1/2 inch off the top of the garlic head. Cut the roots so that the garlic will sit flat. Remove most of the papery skin, but leave enough so that the cloves stay together. Place the head 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 the garlic and let it cool until you can handle it.
  3. Combine the 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 heat to simmer.
  4. Squeeze the sides of the head of garlic until the pasty roasted garlic is squeezed out. Measure 2 tsp into the saucepan and whisk to combine. Add the remaining glaze ingredients and stir.
  5. Simmer for 40-50 min or until the glaze has reduced by about 1/3 and is thick and syrupy. Make sure it doesn't boil over. When the glaze is done, cover the saucepan and set it aside until the fish is ready.
  6. To cook the fish, preheat grill to med/high heat. Remove any skin or bones from the fillets. Brush the entire surface with a light coating of the butter spray. Lightly salt and pepper both sides and place them on the grill at a slight angle so that grill marks will be made. Cook for 2-4 minutes and turn them over. After 2-4 minutes, turn them over at a different angle so that the grill marks will criss-cross. Cook 2-4 minutes more, flip again and cook until done.
  7. The entire cooking time should be between 8-15 min depending on the thickness of the fillets and the heat of the grill.
  8. When the fillets are done, remove from grill and spoon a generous portion of glaze over each one. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

i recently moved to Italy and miss restaurants from home, this recipe is just as good as Friday's, my sauce didn't glaze but the flavor was still there. thanks

No2DaCo November 28, 2011

I served this for guests last night to rave reviews. They asked where I purchased the sauce, and were surprised to hear I made it. I made nearly 2 pounds of salmon, so I cut the glaze recipe in half. I used Old Dan Tucker Bourbon and minced garlic in a jar. It turned out fabulous. I did not have the issue with removing the skin, or the sauce not thickening like reported in other reviews. This is definitely a keeper.

Cook4_6 June 12, 2006

EXCELLENT! I used garlic minced in the jar instead of whole, roasted. Also, had a guest who is alergic to cayane, so subbed a couple dashes of Tabasco. OUTSTANDING. I use a different tehnique to grill salmon. I fold up the edges of heavy-duty foil so that there is added stability. I lay the salmon fillet, skin-side down on the UNGREASED foil and grill it on high heat without turning it. The last ten minutes I basgted with the glaze and then served a small dish plate-side. The advantage of this cooking process is that you can slip the cooked fish off the skin which has cooked to the foil easily and then just wrap up the foil and toss it - in the outside trash can.

Jeanne Warner October 09, 2005