Mountain Dew Marinade

This recipe is actually a copy cat/tweak of a recipe a little old Korean lady gave me for her "Bulgogi". Her secret was to use sprite to tenderize the beef. So, you could definitely use Sprite or some other citrus soda for whatever you marinate.

To be honest, I used this "sun drop" soda that I have never heard of. It tastes a lot like Mountain Dew, so I figured if any of you out there want to copy it, go ahead and use Mountain Dew. I used chicken, but any meat would be great, especially beef.

1 C. Mountain Dew
1/4 C. soy sauce
1/4 C. vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. fresh ginger, grated
1/2 t. sesame oil (this is not 100% necessary, but it adds a lot of that deep Asian flavor, so grab some if you can)
1/4 t.- 1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes (depending on taste)
2 sliced green onions (you can also put these in homemade Asian salad dressing. It really adds a lot of flavor)

**I usually like to use fresh ginger root. You can buy the root, peel it, and freeze it. Whenever you need some you can grate some off the frozen root. Nothing tastes like real ginger.

Marinate your meat for at least 4 hours and cook to your liking.
Mmmm, sweet and spicy.