Using dried figs and fig preserves, this Port Wine and Fig Sauce with Pan Searched Pork Chops also doubles as a basting sauce for roast tenderloin.
I’ve had these two bottles of port wine in my fridge since July? Mom dropped them off before her ginormous move off the main land and to Maui. Yeah…still surreal a bit for me.
So, when this theme popped up, I thought, “Perfect!” Having just recently been to Carrabas and had a FAIL of a pork dinner, I wanted to make my own port wine and fig sauce. I say fail, because they wound up comping my dinner they botched it so bad. I’m not a huge fan of undercooked pork…let’s just leave it at that. But the idea of a port wine and fig sauce really intrigued me and I had been wanting to make one ever since.
Yes, I used some of the sauce to baste this tenderloin that I posted about this past week. Because that’s what S said. “This would be a great glaze for a tenderloin!” And it was!! *shinies*
Where was I? Oh yeah!
I used part of one bottle for port wine truffles. You can read about those here. They were mighty tasty by themselves, but I just HAD to put them in pear cupcakes. I got tired of all the pumpkin cupcakes and muffins out there. That’s not the ONLY delicious produce that’s in season right now. Just sayin…
The rest of the port went into making this fabulous, and easy sauce. I not only used dried figs (where are those? I thought I brought them to work for snacking…) but also some fig preserves. Can I just say, had I known I could purchase this brand in the stores, I wouldn’t have needed to steal the little jars off the tables at Sofitel. Yup. I said it. I STOLE peach, cherry and raspberry preserves off the table at the hotel. *hangs head in shame* They’re so good…
It just looks yummy, right? I had difficulty restraining myself from just eating it out of the processor bowl with a spoon. It was sweet and savory, which I’m usually not a huge fan of, but something about this sauce just made me want to smear it on everything. There was no way I was tossing ANY of this out. This whole batch was going to be used in some shape way and form. *stops to make notes on a genius idea for a new recipe* Man the places my mind wanders when I’m in a zone…
We threw some carrots in the oven that night for a nice, sweet side. We both love roasted carrots, and these are super easy!! Simply cover a pan with aluminum foil, put a couple of tablespoons of margarine oe butter on it, and put it in a 400 F oven for a few minutes. Once the butter is melted, toss the carrots with salt and pepper in the butter and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they’re fork tender. I mean, how easy can it get, right?
Make sure you scroll down to the bottom and view all the other #SundaySupper Sauce recipes featured this week. There are some delicious sweet AND savory sauces on the list.
Port Wine and Fig Sauce with Pan Searched Pork Chops
- 1 pound pork chops trimmed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1 cup port
- 1/2 cup fig preserves
- 1/8 cup chopped figs
- 1/8 cup shallots chopped
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
Heat a small saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add shallots and saute until tender. Add port, preserves, figs and fresh thyme. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer until reduced by 1/3. Pour the sauce into the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth.
Heat a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Coat pork with garlic salt, black pepper, and rubbed sage. Add pork to pan and cook 4 to 7 minutes on each side or until cooked to desire degree of doneness.
Place a pork chop on each of 4 plates and top with 2 tablespoons of port wine sauce.
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