Make a wonderful easy pork marinade for your next pork recipe!
As we head into the summer grilling season, it’s time to discuss marinades. Last week, I shared with you a great steak marinade, this week we will focus on pork.
Each marinade is made to specifically compliment the flavors of the meat and the texture. This particular pork marinade is wonderful with this Ninja Foodi Pork Tenderloin, but it can also be used for pork chops too.
Tips for Making Pork Marinade:
This pork marinade is best left for several hours covering the pork chops or tenderloin so that it fully soaks in. Be sure to keep it in the fridge and let it soak and chill.
It’s best to let it chill for 1-4 hours depending on the thickness of the pork you are using; however, it can be left to chill all day or overnight. The longer the better when it comes to marinading meat.
The pork can then be grilled or cooked in the air fryer, whichever that you prefer.
If you feel like pork chops dry out, then marinating the meat is absolutely your best option. It gives them a nice, tender, and juicy texture full of robust flavor.
Be sure the pork chops are fully covered under the marinade.
Can you reuse the marinade?
This marinade does need to be discarded after use, it’s not going to be good to use a second time.
It can however be made a few hours or so ahead of needing it and then stored in the fridge until you are ready to soak the meat.
How do you make this pork marinade gluten-free?
The main swap you will need is to use gluten-free soy sauce. This is typically available at your local grocery store and on Amazon. The remaining ingredients should be naturally gluten-free; however, always check the ingredients as some can change.
Enjoy this easy Pork Marinade!
- 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce or Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp Pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Add pork to a resealable bag or shallow dish.
- Pour marinade over pork, seal, and refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
- Remove pork, discard marinade and allow to come to room temperature.
- Grill or cook pork in the oven as desired.