Here is a nice change from the store bought BBQ sauces and marinades that you may be used to. I first tasted this at a friend's rooftop BBQ cook out and was intrigued watching her making the marinade especially with the use of 7 Up. She said that it helps tenderize the meat and adds sweetness and that lemon-lime flavor. Traditionally in the Philippines, the juice of calamansi is used but here in the United States, a lemon will have to suffice.
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup 7 Up or Sprite
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper