Fabulous flavor! I took the advice of another reviewer and put all the ingredients into a food processor to chop and blend.
My substitutions were Sesame Oil in place of hot oil, but to add heat to the marinade, I added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Didn't have cilantro; and because I sometimes think faster than I read, I used shallots in place of scallions, which didn't detract from the flavor but next time I'll use the correct ingredient. Delicious!