- Dish type
- Side dish
- Mint sauce
The citrus marinade helps to keep the pork deliciously moist. The fresh fig and mint sauce is unique and delicious, and is especially welcome in summer for its fresh flavour.
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- 225ml orange juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 (170g) boneless pork loin chops
- 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon
- 6 fresh figs
- 25g fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 125ml orange juice
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:8hr marinating › Ready in:8hr25min
- Whisk together 225ml 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 125ml 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 barbecue 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 rasher of bacon, securing with skewers as necessary; season with salt and pepper.
- Barbecue the pork chops until the pork is no longer pink in the centre, about 5 minutes per side. Pour the mint-fig sauce over the pork chops to serve.
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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(8)
Reviews in English (6)
by Jane Marriott
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!-04 Feb 2009
by emily and roger
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-23 Jun 2009
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 hand, or time to marinade ahead of time, and it still came out great. I also cooked it all on the stove. I will make this again. Thanks!-26 Sep 2012