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Citrus Grilled Pork Filet with Mint Fig Sauce Recipe

There are times when we want to prepare special dishes for special occasions.  For such cases, we have prepared a special pork chops recipe for you.  This recipe can rival the taste of other great dishes that are served in posh restaurants

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
* 1/2 cup orange juice
* 1 pinch sea salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • 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 thoroughly.  Serve immediately and enjoy!