• 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 jalapeno pepper sliced (seeds or no, your choice)
  • ginger (about a thumb worth) sliced into sticks
  • 5 cloves of garlic smashed

i have this friend debbie. she posts recipes (see here). i have posted about her before (see here). seriously, i heart debbie. espcially after i saw this!

i am a huge skirt steak fan. i find it doesn’t really need marinade (well, a whole lot of marinade), but it’s nice to have a good one on hand. and let’s be honest, a great marinade is hard to come by. really, it is. unless you buy that bottled stuff, which i do occasionally (see here). but this my friends, this is the…ok, let’s keep this clean. but really, it’s awesome.

the first time i made it i kept it simple, followed the recipe. it’s not hard. empty some stuff into a baggie, throw the steak it, let it sit. but this time…this time there was ginger and a jalapeno sitting in front of me singing my name (really they were singing, im not loosing my mind…yet). i just had to add them, but while i was throwing those items in what about garlic.

garlic, garlic and i go way back. i can write a whole post on how much i heart garlic, how much i love to add it to everything, how i can eat it raw…oh yeah, and how i tried to grow it…it didn’t work, but now i’m getting off topic cause all i really wanted to tell you is how much i love this recipe and how easy it is to make. just ask my friend over at stellar baby (there is a reason i am mentioning her and you will find out soon enough). she was here this weekend and she got to try it…should i tell you what happened? she and her partner over there went through almost 5 pounds of steak…yes people, you heard right.

if you plan on bbq’ing this weekend, do it right. check out debbie’s recipe and if you want to add some ginger, garlic and some heat, check this out below.

debbie’s polynesian flank steak marinade with a twist      adapted from parents need to eat too

  1.  add your steak to a bowl, baggie or whatever.
  2. dump in pineapple juice, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and jalapeno
  3. stick it in your fridge and let it marinade for at least an hour, 4-5 really makes a difference but let’s face it, sometimes there is just never enough time.

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