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Figs and pork chops - Any ideas?

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beanodc Sep 6, 2012 01:24 PM

Something to make tonight with fresh figs. TIA

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    beanodc Sep 7, 2012 07:51 AM

    Thanks. These are all great ideas.

    1. inaplasticcup Sep 6, 2012 04:46 PM

      I think I'd braise them along with some caramelized onions and a couple of splashes of Balsamic to add an acid element to counterbalance some of that figgy sweetness, add a little fresh rosemary, and top the pork chops with that.

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        Brandon Nelson Sep 6, 2012 03:55 PM

        If you are talking about loin chops both go nicely on the grill. Otherwise i would pan roast the chops, deglaze the pan with or liquor and poach the figs in that jus.

        1. LNG212 Sep 6, 2012 01:45 PM

          We made a roast pork with this recipe for couscous with figs: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe... . I'm sure it would be great with pork chops too.

          1. todao Sep 6, 2012 01:36 PM

            Cut a slot in the side of the pork chop and stuff it with a puree made of figs, sauteed onions and mushrooms with some thyme or sage added (your choice) mixed with seasoned bread crumbs.
            Broil (or pan fry) and serve.

            1. biondanonima Sep 6, 2012 01:26 PM

              Brown the pork chops, remove from the pan and deglaze with wine. Add the figs and cook until reduced a bit, then return the pork and braise until cooked to desired degree of doneness. Add any herbs/garlic/onion/etc. that suits your fancy.

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                Joebob Sep 6, 2012 03:25 PM

                Deglazing with Port might be good.

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                  escondido123 Sep 6, 2012 04:31 PM

                  That's what I would do...maybe crumble some blue cheese on at the end.

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