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Marinade for Smoked Pork Loin

We like to marinate our pork loin before smoking it with applewood. This recipe adds a sweet and aromatic flavor to the meat.

  • Servings 2-4
  • Dish Side
  • Time 5 minutes
  • Skill Beginner


Marinade ingredients

1 tablespoon honey
2 cups apple cider
1 each garlic clove, chopped
2 each shallots, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons salt




Combine all ingredients into a bowl large enough to hold both the marinade and the pork loin.


Marinate the pork for 4–6 hours prior to cooking. I like to season the pork with salt and cracked black pepper and then grill over apple wood. A nice light barbeque sauce also goes very nicely over the pork.