Dear SOS: Many years ago The Times published a recipe for a beef kebab marinade that was the best ever. I was newly married and used it for my first dinner party. It had oil, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce (I think), maybe parsley, pepper and I don’t know what else.
Dear Barbara: Is this it? This recipe from our archives, improved upon by our Test Kitchen, was the closest to what you described. Maybe a reader has the one you’re after.