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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 pork chops

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 (6 ounce) boneless pork loin chops

  • 6 slices applewood smoked bacon

  • 6 fresh figs

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 pinch sea salt and pepper to taste

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
26g Fat
20g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 36mg 178%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 666mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.