Marinade Injection for a pork butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dannyd, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. I am looking for a simple marinade for a pork butt. Nothing to hot just something to add a little flavor to the pork, garlic isn't cutting it for my taste buds. Anyone have a good recipe.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Here's one.

    Chris Lilly's Six-Time World Championship Pork Shoulder Injection

    3/4 cup apple juice
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup white sugar

    1/4 cup table salt
    2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

    Combine all ingredients and stir until sugar and salt are dissolved.

    Chris Lilly's Six-Time World Championship Pork Shoulder Rub

    1/4 cup dark brown sugar
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup paprika
    1/3 cup garlic salt
    1/3 cup kosher salt

    1 Tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon oregano
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon black pepper

    Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

    Place one of the butts in a baking dish and inject in 12-16 spots with 1/4 of the injection solution (Photo 5). Pick a spot, stick the needle deep into the meat, and slowly depress the plunger while pulling the needle out, then repeat in a different spot. You should be able to inject several spots before needing to refill the injector. The solution that collects in the bottom of the baking dish can be re-injected if you start to run short.

    The meat is not a sponge and will not hold all of the injection solution. It is normal for much of it to run out.

    Turn the butt over and inject with another 1/4 of the solution, then set the butt aside. Repeat the process with the second pork butt.
  3. nrok2118

    nrok2118 Fire Starter

    +1 on Lilly's, use it as a base for every butt injection nowadays
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you are not into making your own, try some Mojo Crillio as a marinade or even an injection. I have one friend who marinades in Mojo, then injects it with Sour or Bitter Orange. Very good.

     Another friend inject Lawry's Teriyaki marinade. I want to try this, but the wife does not care for Teriyaki. Friend says it gives the pork a beefie flavor.

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