Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a recipe from a little Dominican man who lived down the street from me when I worked in the US Virgin Islands. This can be used for any kind of meat, poultry, or seafood as long as you allow it to be used overnight.
- 2 cups dark rum
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup garlic clove, pureed
- 1 cup onion, grated
- 2 cups soy sauce
- 2 cups fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Place the rum in a medium-size non-reactive saucepan, heat over medium heat, and, very carefully, using a long match and keeping your hair and long sleeves away from the pan, ignite the rum and allow it to burn itself out.
- In a small skillet over medium heat, heat the oil, then add the garlic puree and onions and cook, stirring, until soft but not brown.
- Add to the rum (once the rum has stopped flaming), along with the remaining ingredients, and heat through, stirring, until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Let cool before using.
I made it exactly as directed, but reduced it by one-third, since I only had two flat-iron steaks for myself. I was quite nervous about the ignition of alcohol, and had great anxiety watching the flames shoot up towards my over-the-stove microwave oven. However, there were no disasters, and the result was quite tasty. The flavor was wonderful, yet did not overwhelm the steaks. I will definitely be trying this again on various meats. Made for ZWT4,