I was researching flavors that would pair well with the Smoked Paprika & was attracted to the potential of citrus. I decided on a Smoky Orange (thinking of how orange growers use smoking “smudge pots” to save their crops when a cold snap hits). I chose Ponzu (a Japanese citrus seasoning sauce with a soy sauce base) to enhance the citrus notes & Liquid Smoke to add extra smokiness. Out of several vinegar options, I chose the Aged Sherry Vinegar as it also has smoky notes. I went with a complex mix of spices to add depth without heat as I have a very low tolerance for the hot spices. The marinade has a nice tangy taste with a balanced flavor profile (no ingredients overpowering the others).