With fig season quickly coming to an end I picked up a bunch of them on the weekend. I made some fig jam and I wanted to try using it in a savoury dish. Pork chops in a balsamic vinegar and some kind of fruit or berry sauce is an easy and tasty standby. In this case a balsamic sauce with spiced fig jam and fresh figs. Throw in some shallots, garlic and thyme for even more flavour. This dish turned out pretty good. The vinegar contrasted nicely with the sweetness of the figs. The thyme and the spices from the fig jam added a really nice flavour to the sauce.
Pork Chops in Balsamic Fig Sauce
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 3 pork chops
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 shallot (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fig jam
- 1 teaspoon thyme (roughly chopped)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 figs (quartered)
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the pork chops and sear both sides until golden brown and set aside.
- Heat the oil in the pan.
- Add the shallots and saute until tender.
- Add the garlic and saute until fragrant.
- Add the balsamic vinegar and deglaze the pan.
- Add the fig jam, thyme, salt and pepper and simmer for a few minutes to reduce to a sauce.
- Add the fresh figs and remove from the heat.
- Place the pork on a plate and top with
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