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Tropical Pork Injection Marinade

Prepare this fantastic Hawaiian-style tropical pork injection marinade for large roasts using simple, easy to find ingredients.
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American Food
Keyword: pork injection
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 204kcal


  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rub mixture
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons dark rum optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon jalapeno powder sub with cayenne


  • In a small saucepan bring all ingredients (except rum) to a high simmer for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low, add rum and let mixture simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let mixture cool for 10 minutes before using. Discard any remaining mixture that has come into contact with raw meat.
  • If making ahead of time, store mixture in the refrigerator in a covered container for 3-4 days after use. Bring to room temp for injecting into pork.
  • Use this injection marinade on thick cut pork chops, pork loin, pork ribs, pork brisket or large roasts like pork shoulder.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg