This is a West Indian marinade used for generations. It's best suited for fish and game. I like it on chicken and pork. Allow meat to marinate for at least an hour before cooking. Make sure you adjust the amount of chile peppers to your taste. Also, I sometimes replace the orange juice with marmalade for a sweeter marinade.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the green onions, shallots, garlic, ginger, allspice, ground black pepper, chile peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, brown sugar, orange juice, vinegar, wine, soy sauce, oil, and molasses. Mix well, cover, and allow to sit for one hour. Stir again before using with fish or meat. Discard any remaining sauce.

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Nutrition Facts

432 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 36.3g 12% DV; fat 28.4g 44% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 2990.4mg 120% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I marinated a london broil for 24 hours for a party. I grilled it and served it cold...it was gone before I knew it and everyone was asking for more! Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2012
Kind of an odd flavor. we did not love it. won't do it again Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I marinated a london broil for 24 hours for a party. I grilled it and served it cold...it was gone before I knew it and everyone was asking for more! Delicious! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2008
This is a seriously wonderful butt kicking BBQ sauce. The only criticism I have of the recipe is the instruction to "Discard any remaining sauce." Do Not Do That!!! Instead after marinating the meat or fish, boil the sauce you used to marinade and it will reduce nicely to a spicy kind of sticky BBQ sauce which freezes just fine. BTW the recipe makes enough for at least 2 meals if you're cooking for 2 so split it in half and freeze the rest. Works great on pork tenderloins and probably anything else you can think of. The London Broil idea was fantastic! We loved it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2004
I found this recipe two years ago and have used it more than 10 times for chicken because my family loved it and when I'm BBQing chicken my dad always ask me if I used 'the Arawak marinade.' Arawak BBQ sauce is also very forgiving marinade~ once this summer I added diet 7-up soda because nobody would drink it and there was only 1 cup left. The chicken still tasted good! The combination of spices and other ingredients gave chicken slightly sweet, light tang, mouth-watering taste with marvelous aroma! The aroma is almost thearptic. *Breath in, Breath out* :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is an excellent marinade. I marinated chicken over night and BBQ'd it and it was the most juicy and flavorful chicken I have ever had. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I just came back from my honeymoon in Aruba and we had this bbq sauce and this recipe is even better that the sauce we had! It was so flavorful and delicious. My husband and I love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe is WONDERFUL! I've made it twice before. One of those times was for a Father's Day celebration. I'll be making it again tomorrow for a Labor Day weekend party. Can't wait! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2007
We lived in Trinidad for 3 years. It was nice to have a recipe that reminded us of there. It was very good and extremely tasty! Next time I'll try cooking it in the oven, as I'm not that good on the grill. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I loved it. I like the mix of East Indian spices along with the Soy Sauce. My husband is VERY picky about bar-b-q ...quite honestly doesn't care for most of them. This one was a stupendous success in our home this weekend. Thank you so much! NinaLee Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I love the unusual, delicious flavour of this BBQ sauce. It's unlike any other. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2012
Kind of an odd flavor. we did not love it. won't do it again Read More
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