Citrus Grilled Pork Filet with Mint Fig Sauce
Ingredients8 h 25 m servings 421 cals
- 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.
- 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.
Per Serving: 421 calories; 26.4 g fat; 20.2 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 68 mg cholesterol; 308 mg sodium. Full nutrition
ReviewsRead all reviews 6
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!
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
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...
Delicious and easy. I grilled the pork in a pan since I don't have a BBQ and it still came out great.
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 hav...