Pineapple, Rum and Ginger Steak Marinade


Pineapple, Rum and Ginger Steak Marinade
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5 from 1 vote

Pineapple, Rum and Ginger Steak Marinade

This marinade provide a nice sweet flavor from the brown sugar and rum coupled with a robust earthiness from the rum and soy sauce. This marinade works beautifully on all cuts of steak, but can be doubled and used on roasts as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 2 Cups


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons Asian chili sauce
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4-6 mint leaves, finely chopped (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste for salt and sugar content and adjust accordingly. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes to let the flavors marry. Use as directed.
  • This recipe makes enough for 6 small steaks, 4 medium steaks, and 2-3 large flat steaks. Double recipe for roasts weighing more than 4 pounds.
  • If making ahead of time, store in an air tight container for up to 5 days after preparation. Discard any marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.

One thought on “Pineapple, Rum and Ginger Steak Marinade

  • January 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    5 stars
    I have a new York sirloin and wanted to do a spin on a steak. I love love love this recipe. I used the kraken 94 proof and Goya pineapple juice and followed the recipe. It is very good and tender. I let the marinade sit for more than 2 hours and it taste unbelievable!!!!


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