Peach Injection Marinade

When it comes to smoked pork, you might have tried different marinades and flavor-boosting techniques. But have you ever tried injecting your pork roasts with a peach injection marinade? If you haven’t, then here is your chance! 

peach injection marinade

This sweet and zesty peach injection marinade will take your smoked pulled pork to new delicious heights. It’s even great for smoked or grilled ribs, thick-cut chops, pork loin, or rib roasts. Please note that you will need a food-safe meat injector for this recipe. 

Why this recipe works

  • Good flavor enhancement: Peach injection marinade is a game-changer for pitmasters and home cooks looking to infuse their smoked pork with flavor. 
  • It’s fruit-based: Peaches and other fruits, like apples and pineapple, work well with the natural flavor of pork, offering a slightly sweet taste with each bite.
  • Flavors from the inside out: It’s important to note that injection marinades, unlike standard marinades, flavor the meat from the inside out. This is especially important for large cuts of meat like pork shoulders and leg of pork.
  • It’s great on all types of pork: Use this peach injection marinade to flavor pork chops, tenderloin, ribs, or pork shoulder. 
  • Keeps the meat tender: The combination of peach and apple cider helps the meat stay tender and juicy. The fruit enzymes break down the tough muscle fibers in the meat, infusing it with flavor and tenderness., yielding a succulent baked or smoked pork. 
  • It’s easy to make: Finally, this peach injection marinade is super easy to make. It calls for just 6 simple ingredients available in most grocery stores and online storefronts.

Recipe ingredients

  • Peach cider – sub with peach juice or nectar
  • Apple cider – sub with apple juice
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Real maple syrup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Louisiana-style hot sauce – a vinegar-based hot sauce

Step-by-step instructions

  • Simmer recipe ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and allow the marinade to cool for 45-60 minutes before using.
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How to use a peach injection marinade

  • Prepare and trim the pork roast or ribs as directed.
  • Draw some of the peach injection marinade liquid into the syringe.
  • Carefully insert the needle into the pork roast about 1 1/2″ deep.
  • Slowly inject a small amount of the injection solution into the meat. 
  • If some of the marinade spills out, gently wipe it away with clean paper towels and repeat the injection steps in several different spots in the roast.
  • Cover the meat tightly with plastic wrap, and place it into the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.
  • Once marinated, unwrap the pork and place it onto a cutting board or baking sheet. Season with your favorite BBQ spice blend, and let stand for 45-60 minutes at room temperature before cooking.
  • Discard any remaining injection marinade that has come into contact with the raw meat via the injector.

Tip:

Make this peach injection marinade up to 5 days in advance, and store it in an airtight container until ready to use. Let it stand at room temperature for at least an hour before using it, or microwave it for 30 seconds to bring the temperature up. Keep in mind that the mixture should be tepid, not hot.

More pork injection marinades to try!

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Peach Injection Marinade

This sweet and zesty peach injection marinade will take your smoked pulled pork to new delicious heights. It’s even great for smoked or grilled ribs, thick-cut chops, pork loin, or rib roasts.
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: Injection marinade, peach juice marinade, pork injection marinade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 136kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups peach cider (substitute with peach juice or nectar)
  • 1 cup apple cider (substitute with apple juice)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons real maple syrup (substitute with honey)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce (adjust to suit your tastes)

Instructions

  • Simmer recipe ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and allow the marinade to cool for 45-60 minutes before using.
  • How to use a peach injection marinade
  • Prepare and trim the pork roast or ribs as directed.
  • Draw some of the peach injection marinade liquid into the syringe.
  • Carefully insert the needle into the pork roast about 1 1/2″ deep.
  • Slowly inject a small amount of the injection solution into the meat.
  • If some of the marinade spills out, gently wipe it away with clean paper towels and repeat the injection steps in several different spots in the roast.
  • Cover the meat tightly with plastic wrap, and place it into the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.
  • Once marinated, unwrap the pork and place it onto a cutting board or baking sheet. Season with your favorite BBQ spice blend, and let stand for 45-60 minutes at room temperature before cooking.
  • Discard any remaining injection marinade that has come into contact with the raw meat via the injector.

Notes

Make this peach injection marinade up to 5 days in advance, and store it in an airtight container until ready to use. Let it stand at room temperature for at least an hour before using it, or microwave it for 30 seconds to bring the temperature up. Keep in mind that the mixture should be tepid, not hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

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