I was having a big BBQ party at my house back in 1999 and was stumped as to what kind of marinade to whip up for my guests. I brain stormed what would taste good with what and went from there. My friends raved about it. When I invited them over for the next BBQ, all I heard was, "Are you making those great steaks of yours?" This recipe was made mainly for steak but this marinade tastes great with chicken or portabella mushrooms as well!