Most of what makes these restaurant dishes special are the seasonings, rubs, sauces, marinades and dressings that go on the meat, so that's what I focused on. Knowing how to make these, I can then choose a better cut of meat and/or healthier way to prepare the dish than the restaurant would and the dish will taste the same or even better. I had some ribs handy, so I tried out the Applebee's Riblets with Honey Barbeque Sauce Recipe. I left out the liquid smoke from the recipe since I am not totally convinced of it's safety and I didn't have any handy; although this is probably one of those 'secret ingredients' that makes restaurant food taste the way it does. Anyhow, I made the honey barbeque sauce and loved it! I have a bunch more sauce and rub recipes ready to try. My ribs also tasted way better than any Applebee's ribs since I used high quality, all-natural, grass-fed meat. A great book to try out if you want to make healthy alternatives to your restaurant favorites.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.