Dear Lisa: Can you tell me how to make the bourbon sauce that Cheddars puts on its grilled salmon? Thank you so much -- Janet
Dear Janet: I had never enjoyed this particular dish, so I made a trip to the restaurant and tried it.
Since the exact recipe is a proprietary secret, I experimented in my kitchen until I came up with a glaze that should come pretty close to what you're looking for. (Someone owes me for dinner plus tip. And drinks!)
* What you'll need:
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons teriyaki marinade
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon bourbon
Dash of cayenne pepper
* How to do it:
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat briefly. This will make about 1/4 cup, enough to glaze 1/2 pound salmon.
* Lisa Fritz, a longtime Bryan food and nutrition educator, answers readers' questions about food, cooking and recipes. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.