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Sep 6, 2012 01:24 PM

Figs and pork chops - Any ideas?

Something to make tonight with fresh figs. TIA

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  1. 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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    1. re: biondanonima

      Deglazing with Port might be good.

      1. re: biondanonima

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

      2. 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. We made a roast pork with this recipe for couscous with figs: . I'm sure it would be great with pork chops too.

          1. 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. 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.