This dish showcases how deliciously pork complements the sweet and tart tastes of fruit. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007

Bruce Aidells
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place figs in a small microwavable bowl and cover with port. Cover the bowl and microwave on High for 3 minutes.

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft and translucent, 4 to 6 minutes. Add broth, thyme, bay leaf and the fig-port mixture. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Sprinkle both sides of pork medallions with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and dredge lightly with flour, shaking off the excess.

  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the medallions and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add the reserved fig-port sauce; bring to a simmer and cook until the pork is cooked, but still a little pink in the center, about 2 minutes. The sauce should be syrupy. If not, remove the medallions with a slotted spoon to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm. Boil the sauce until it's reduced and syrupy. Discard the bay leaf. Serve the sauce over the medallions.

Tips

Note: What differentiates tawny from ruby port is that tawny is aged in oak, turning its ruby color toward brown.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 349 mg sodium. 37.6 g carbohydrates; 26.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Wonderful recipe I've only recently become acquainted with figs and I bought several packages of fresh ones. I decided to try this recipe using fresh instead of dried. I was afraid that the liquid from the fresh would ruin the recipe but it came out perfect! The sauce reduced nicely and my husband and I loved the result. Give this a try. Fresh dried it doesn't matter. This is a company worthy recipe. Pros: The sweetness of the figs perfectly compliments the pork Cons: Fresh figs are better Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Very Good Very good! My husband who doesn't like to mix sweet/savory even enjoyed this. I believe the other ingredients balanced out the sweetness of the figs and Port. This would be an impressive dish to serve guests. I teamed it with buttered noodles and roasted brussel sprouts......delicious! Pros: Unique flavors Read More