Soda Pop-and-Soy Marinade

Don't use diet soft drink—the pork won't brown, and the aftertaste will be unpleasant. Tie the roast with kitchen string to create a shape that will cook evenly, look great, and be easy to slice.



Makes about 1 1/3 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


1 cup lemon-lime soft drink
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, pressed
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


1. Whisk together lemon-lime soft drink and remaining ingredients until thoroughly blended. Use immediately.

Grilled Pork Loin Roast: Place Soda Pop-and-Soy Marinade in a shallow dish or large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Pierce 1 (2 1/2-lb.) pork loin roast several times with a knife; add roast to marinade, and turn to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 4 to 6 hours, turning occasionally. Light one side of grill, heating to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat; leave other side unlit. Remove roast from marinade, discarding marinade. Pat roast dry, and sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Tie with kitchen string, securing at 2-inch intervals. Place roast over lit side of grill, and grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer roast to unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 150°. Remove from grill, and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs, if desired. Makes 6 to 8 servings; Prep: 20 min.; Chill: 6 hr.; Grill: 1 hr., 10 min.; Stand: 10 min.