Pork Marinades Recipes

These healthy pork marinades are full of flavor. Pork is a meat that can always benefit from a good marinade and this tasty collection of pork tenderloin marinade and pork chop marinade recipes are also mouthwatering on chicken or fish.

Pork Marinade Recipe#1


cup maple syrup
2 T soy sauce and ketchup – use low sodium, I do
1 T Dijon mustard
2 t grated orange zest
1 t curry powder and coriander
1 t Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic minced

Baste pork for 1 hour in refrig in a bag – longer if desired, can do up to 8 hours.

Roast in oven uncovered at 350 for 40 minutes?.till slightly pink inside… or grill for approx 20 min. turning often.

Let pork stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Boil leftover marinade and serve as a sauce.

Mojito Marinade


(for pork, chicken, or vegetables)
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cups fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons Kosher salt — (or 2 tsp reg)
1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (or 1 tsp — ground coriander)

In a medium bowl, mix together the garlic, onions, orange juice, and lime juice.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan until just smoking. Cover up your arms with potholder mitts and pour the orange juice mixture into the hot oil. BE CAREFUL because the liquid will splatter. Simmer mixture for 5 minutes to soften the onions and garlic. Add the salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, and cilantro (or coriander).

Let mixture cool for 20 minutes, then pour into a blender or food processor (I like to use an immersion blende.) Blend just enough to combine ingredients well. When mixture reaches room temperature, cover and refrigerate where it will keep for up to 2 weeks. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

For Chicken:
Marinated skinless/boneless breasts in 1/2 cup marinade overnight, then grilled.

For Pork Tenderoin:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat in an oven-proof skillet until very hot. Remove tenderloin from marinade (save marinade) and brown well on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Pour marinade over and bake until center of roast reaches 140 degrees in the center. Remove from the oven and cover pan tightly with foil for 10 minutes. Slice, and serve with sauce.
Source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Pork Marinade Recipe #2

1/2 C soy (can be low sodium)
1/2 C orange juice (around 2 oranges)
1/2 C tamarind paste, if you have it
1 lime
1 Tbs of dijon
chopped ginger, about a tsp
chopped garlic, lots
a few chopped scallions

Marinate overnight, take pork out and pat dry. Roast in oven and reduce the marinade in a pan until it looks like a glaze. brush or pour on finished pork.

Can be done with and without tamarind and also used some triple sec when out of oranges. If you like spicy, a few squirts of hot sauce is nice too. Can cut in half if you are only doing one piece of the tenderloin.