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Using Sour Orange for a butt injection

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades Sticky' started by dougmays, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. dougmays

    dougmays Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    i've never used Sour Orange for a boston butt injection but i've heard many good things.  i'm doing a bbq tomorrow for new years eve and i wanted to try it but i'm weary...

    here are my questions:

    - do you use SO by itself or with additives? brown sugar? hot sauce?

    - when the meat is done will it have a strong orange/citrus taste? or does that "burn off"

    - what exactly does the sour orange do for the pork?

    thanks in advance
  2. cubanon

    cubanon Newbie

    As Cubans have been using sour oranges(seville orange) to marinade meats a long time, put a cup of juice in blender, add a head of garlic,rough chopped, 1 tbsp each cumin, oregano, pepper, and salt and blend till smooth goodness, inject and rub away. Once you go Cuban, you'll never go back.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now wait a minute I have marinated my meat in that sour orange juice and I have gone back to just smoking. Just kidding there Cubanon. Now it does give the meat a good flavor and all. You can't beat a good hamemade cuban sammie either.