Top 10 Pork Marinade Recipes

BBQ Pork marinade
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Pork is a meat that can always benefit from a good marinade. I generally recommend reducing the salt content of marinades used with pork to prevent a curing effect that can leave some cuts with a ham-like texture. When marinating pork chops, remember that the thickness of the meat (not the bone) determines how long to marinate. Plan on 2 to 4 hours of chops and thinner cuts and up to 8 hours for roasts and larger cuts of pork.

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    Pork Chop Marinade
    Pork Chop Marinade. Sabrina S. Baksh

    This is a great Asian style marinade that works well on all cuts of pork, particularly pork chops. Reminiscent of a Teriyaki marinade with a hint of heat from the chili sauce. You can, if you like, heat this up with some extra chili sauce or perhaps a pinch of cayenne.

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    Pineapple Marinade
    Pineapple Marinade. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    This sweet, fruity marinade works great on any cut of pork or chicken. What you get with this marinade is a great Hawaiian Teriyaki flavor. Try this marinade when you are simply placing cut strips of pork or chicken over rice. You can make extra marinade to use as a sauce or baste as long as you keep it separate from the meat.

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    BBQ Ribs
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    BBQ Guru posted this marinade recipe to the forum. It uses a pork rub for the seasoning with vinegar and water to turn it into a marinade. This is a great way to add flavor to ribs regardless of how they are cooked.

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    Plate of pork chops and rice
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    Doug Freeman sent in this marinade recipe for grilled pork. You may leave out the liquid smoke if you are so inclined. There is an Asian-inspired flavor to this marinade and it does call for peanut oil, so watch out for allergies.

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    Jamaican Jerk Marinade
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    You've heard of Jerk seasonings and Jerk rubs, well this is a jerk marinade that gets that great jerk flavor deep into the meat. You can use this marinade on all kinds of meat and poultry. There is a mild heat to this marinade, but not enough to overpower what you are cooking.

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    This is a simple mustard marinade that tenderizes and adds flavor. It works well on pork or poultry.The mustard in this marinade adds a great richness to pork and is sure to please.

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    Chicken teriyaki
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    Want to get that great Teriyaki flavor into your favorite dish? This marinade is sure to add flavor to whatever you're grilling. This marinade works particularly well with pork and poultry and is perfect for kebabs.

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    This is a great, sweet bourbon marinade that works perfectly on any foods. This is a mild marinade so you will want several hours marinating time with it before you plan to grill. 

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    Boston Butt Injection Marinade
    Boston Butt Injection Marinade. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    This marinade works well for injecting pork roasts that will be smoked and pulled. Make sure you grind the herbs and spices well so it won't clog the injection needle. This marinade can also be used on large pork roasts or even pork tenderloin. 

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    Carne Asada Marinade
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    While Carne Asada usually means beef, this marinade works just as well on chicken or pork. If you want to put together a delicious Mexican dish, then this is a great marinade to start with.