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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; 26 g protein; 20.2 g carbohydrates; 68.1 mg cholesterol; 308.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2009
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! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2009
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2011
Delicious and easy. I grilled the pork in a pan since I don't have a BBQ and it still came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
The sauce makes the dish. It is amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2013
Tried it this evening and it was a smash! Used a pork tenderloin sliced into medallions worked like a dream. Read More