Source: Kathleen Bruno | Category: Marinades

Honolulu Barbeque Marinade

Fresh ginger gives this Hawaiian marinade unbelievable flavor and an intoxicating aroma.

Honolulu Barbeque Marinade


  • 1 knob fresh ginger (about 4-inches/ 10 cm long)
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice 375 mL
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce 75 mL
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar, packed 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste 1 mL


  • 1. Grate unpeeled ginger on large holes of a grater. Gather grated ginger and squeeze juice into a small bowl. Measure out 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ginger juice. Discard grated pulp.
  • 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together measured ginger juice, pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, canola oil and salt. Boil half of mixture for 5 minutes to use as sauce; use remaining mixture to marinate chicken, pork or beef overnight and meaty fish such as tuna, salmon and swordfish for 1 hour. Discard marinade after using.
  • 3. Grill over medium heat. Drizzle with sauce before serving.


About 2 cups (500 mL)

serving size

2 tsp (10 mL)

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat0.5 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates2 g
Fiber0 g
Protein0 g
Sodium65 mg