This is my step-dad's recipe, which is incredible with beef tenderloin steaks or even less expensive cuts of meat like flank steak. The best part is, you can use it as a basting sauce while grilling.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make the marinade whisk the sugar, ginger, garlic, gin, and soy sauce together in a small bowl. To use the marinade, marinate small cuts of meat 3 to 4 hours, and larger ones 8 hours to overnight, turning meat occasionally.

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Cook's Note

To use during grilling, pour the marinade into a small saucepan, and add 1/4 cup of butter and 1 ounce of sweet vermouth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook for 5 minutes to kill any bacteria. Baste the meat with this marinade while grilling.

Nutrition Facts

79.6 calories; 2.3 g protein; 13.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1804.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
I loved it. It has a "just right" taste. I used maple syrup instead of sugar.....same thing...yummy. I used it for chicken wings. Thanks. This time I didn't have gin & used Tequila and sugar and again...fantastic. Thanks again John it's my go-to. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
I loved it. It has a "just right" taste. I used maple syrup instead of sugar.....same thing...yummy. I used it for chicken wings. Thanks. This time I didn't have gin & used Tequila and sugar and again...fantastic. Thanks again John it's my go-to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
I loved it. It has a "just right" taste. I used maple syrup instead of sugar.....same thing...yummy. I used it for chicken wings. Thanks. This time I didn't have gin & used Tequila and sugar and again...fantastic. Thanks again John it's my go-to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2015
Fantastic!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2018
I used this to marinade salmon. I let it sit overnight. After baking this fish.... Wow! Flavor was amazing! My husband said it was the best he had ever had. I wrapped the fish in aluminum foil. Baked it. Served! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2017
Great taste gonna try it with chicken next Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
This was amazing on a tenderized cheap cut of steak. Definitely using it again. I am writing this half an hour after I ate the steak and i can still taste the marinade in the back of my mouth (in a good way!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2013
Using this on chicken thighs. Easy and quick and really good. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
Would change nothing with this recipe it is awesome will try it with tequila next time 5 star Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2020
Only giving this 4 because i haven't tried it yet, personally. Wanted to leave a review though because a similar recipe has been in my family for years, going back to my Grandfather who got this recipe from a WWII brother. Used it mostly on cheap cuts of meat, such as "country style" boneless pork ribs. Excited to try this variation! 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp garlic salt 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsb white sugar 1/3 cup gin 2/3 cup soy sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2014
I was really surprised at how delicious this marinade turned out. Will definitely make again! Read More