April 24, 2023

Pork Marinade

This pork marinade is used to flavor and tenderize the pork before cooking. Marinades typically contain an acid, such as vinegar or citrus juice, as well as herbs, spices, and oil. The acid helps to break down the tough muscle fibers in the pork, while the herbs and spices add flavor. I like to use this marinade on pork chops, but you can use it on pork loin or boneless chops too.

There are many different types of pork marinades, each with its own unique flavor profile. Some popular marinades include:

  • Teriyaki marinade: This marinade is made with soy sauce, mirin, ginger, and garlic. It gives pork a sweet and savory flavor.
  • Ginger-soy marinade: This marinade is made with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. It gives pork a bold and flavorful taste.
  • Lemon-herb marinade: This marinade is made with lemon juice, olive oil, herbs, and spices. It gives pork a fresh and herbaceous flavor.
  • Garlic-herb marinade: This marinade is made with garlic, herbs, and olive oil. It gives pork a bold and flavorful taste.

To make a pork marinade, combine the ingredients in a bowl or jar. Then, add the pork to the marinade and let it sit for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight. The longer the pork marinates, the more flavorful it will be. I typically marinade at least 4 hours.

Once the pork has marinated, it is ready to be cooked. You can grill, bake, or pan-fry the pork. 

Pork Marinade

Pork Marinade

Yield: 1/3 cup

This marinade can be used for Pork Chops or Pork Loin or as a sauce to finish ground pork for lettuce wraps. It's also great with ground Turkey.


  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut butter
  • 1 tsp Sambal Oelek (I use Madame Chu, made in Wisconsin, but you can use other varieties)
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  1. Combine ingredients and marinate pork 4 hours before cooking
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