Citrus Grilled Pork Filet with Mint Fig Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Citrus Grilled Pork Filet with Mint Fig Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 8+ hrs

Citrus Grilled Pork Filet with Mint Fig Sauce

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"The sweet marinade keeps the pork from being dry, plus the mint-fig sauce provides a wonderfully light addition to an already tasty pork."

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Original recipe makes 6 pork chops Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    8 hrs 25 mins

Directions

  1. Whisk together 1 cup orange juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and the minced garlic in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the pork chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
  2. Place the figs and mint leaves into a blender, and blend until pureed. Add the balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoons olive oil, honey, and 1/2 cup orange juice to the blender, and puree until smooth and thick. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper, then set aside.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the pork from the marinade. Discard the remaining marinade. Wrap each pork chop with a slice of bacon, securing with toothpicks as necessary; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the pork chops until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Pour the mint-fig sauce over the pork chops to serve.
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Feb 05, 2009

I did a few things differently, but this was a very refreshing recipe. I also added the mint sauce to my rice, it was excellent!

 
Jun 25, 2009

I used this for kabob recipe & had great results. the marinade was alright but the sauce was great. would've given a five star rating if the marinade was tastier

 

8 Ratings

Sep 26, 2012

I really enjoyed this recipe. I wasn't sure how to use up some extra figs I had on hand, and was nervous to try and make a sauce with them on my own without any directions. I didn't have mint on hand, or time to marinade ahead of time, and it still came out great. I also cooked it all on the stove. I will make this again. Thanks!

 
Aug 14, 2011

Delicious and easy. I grilled the pork in a pan since I don't have a BBQ and it still came out great.

 
May 11, 2012

Tasty way to cook pork with a fresh sauce. I added 2 T balsamic vinegar to the marinade as well to help tenderize the meat. I also cooked the meat in the oven for 35 minutes since I don't have a grill. Best part of this recipe is the fig-mint sauce.

 
Jul 22, 2013

Tried it this evening and it was a smash! Used a pork tenderloin sliced into medallions, worked like a dream.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 308 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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