I guess we all have different tastes. I make this frequently for guests and everyone I have ever served it to has loved it and wanted the recipe. I make it exactly as the recipe states but no, it doesn't make a lot of marinade and the marinade will probably be much thicker than you are use to. I strongly disagree with leaving out some of the ingredients, if you don't care for it try another recipe. I admit it's a strange combination but the flavors are wonderful, give it a try!