Pineapple, Rum and Ginger Steak Marinade


Pineapple, Rum and Ginger Steak Marinade

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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 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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