I love this marinade recipe. I copied it out of an old Gourmet, a summer issue that I unwisely started reading in January. (never do that to yourself.)

It was in the Letters to the Editor, and the writer said they made it every summer on their deck, with friends, over the grill. I make it in my kitchen with my mouse friends hiding in the corner, for just Joe and me. I try to give the meat (usually sirloin tips because I like their size) at least an hour to soak it all up, and then put them in a small pan and stick it under the broiler, turning every 10 minutes until they are done.

2 lbs flank steak (or whatever)

1/4 c. grainy mustard

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. Worcestershire

1 Tbsp. soy

1 Tbsp. hoisin

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced ginger

If I’m missing anything I just mutter the magic words, “so what, who cares” and double the garlic.