Recipe courtesy of Tampa Bay Tim

Pirate Ship Pork Loin

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1 (2 to 3-pound) pork loin

12 ounces Creole garlic marinade (recommended: Cajun Injector Garlic Creole Butter)

1/2 cup Barbecue Rub, recipe follows

12 ounces apple juice

1 cup prepared barbecue sauce 

Barbecue Rub:

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon garlic power

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper


Special equipment:
marinade injector syringe
  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat.
  2. Using the marinade injector syringe, inject Creole garlic into pork. Massage barbecue rub all over pork.
  3. Pour apple juice into a spray bottle.
  4. Grill until rare in the middle, about 30 minutes, misting with apple juice every 10 minutes to keep moist. Slice lengthwise to create the full of the ship being careful not to slice completely through the loin. Pour barbecue sauce into the cavity and grill until pork is cooked through, about 30 minutes more. Slice into thin slices for sandwiches or thick slices to make it a meal.

Barbecue Rub:

Yield: about 2 tablespoons
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.