Turkey Marinade

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Marinated & Rubbed Smoked Turkey
Turkey Marinade
Turkey Marinade

Turkey isn’t just for holidays when you have the right marinade. Give this a try and bring a taste of Hawaii in your kitchen.


  • 1 quart (4 cups) Aloha brand Shoyu (soy sauce)
    Not all soy sauces are created equal – find Aloha if you can
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8-12 ginger coins (peeled ginger root sliced ¼ inch thick)
  • ½ cup Saki
  • 1 ½ cup pineapple juice. (I prefer ½ or more of a fresh Maui Gold pineapple peeled,cored,diced and pureed)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (minced in garlic press)
  • 3-5 fresh Rosemary sprigs about 4” long


  1. Combine ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Warm on low heat till sugar dissolves.
  3. I like to let it simmer a little longer till it starts to smell and taste perfect.
  4. Let cool and place in ziplock bag with meat.

Refrigerate overnight or up to 48 hours for pork ribs and wild meat. Marinade fish no more than a few hours.