Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nigel Slater's Pork and Figs

The theme this week at I ♥ Cooking Club is Budget Friendly Dishes. Pork and Figs fell into that category as I had both on hand. Plus, it’s an easy meal to toss together and get on the table in under 10 minutes. Love it!



Here's how easy it is:

Season two pork chops with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a pan and brown the chops.
Pour in about 8 ounces of dry cider. I used Strongbow. Let it bubble and lower the heat.
Add figs and cover.

I could munch on these and not have enough for the dinner.



This should cook in 3 to 5 minutes. I went with 5 minutes and wish I had cooked less time, but now I know for next time.

The figs were good but what was super amazing was fig jam spread on these chops.



Sending this over to the ladies who host at I ♥ Cooking Club and added it as my representative dish on Novel Meals for the book Innocent Graves.

12 comments:

Deb in Hawaii said...

I so LOVE figs and that jam looks amazing! How fabulous with the pork and cider and such a quick and easy recipe too. Great pick!

Tina said...

Thanks Deb. Easy is great after home from work.

Zosia said...

Pork, cider and figs sounds like a delicious combination, and I'd love to try some of those fig preserves!

Debbie said...

sometimes I have a hard time finding figs here. (sigh) That is one bad thing about living in the middle of nowhere. This looks great---sounds like something I would like.

Debra Eliotseats said...

Really looks amazing. I have enough figs on the tree if it ripens all at once to make this. Seriously sounds delicious.

~~louise~~ said...

Never in a million years would I think to combine Figs and Pork, Tina. Why poh why I don't know but when I mentioned the combinations to Marion she was all in. That lady simply adores figs!!!

Thanks so much for sharing, Tina...Figs are indeed difficult to find in the middle of nowhere but, I will be on the look out:)

TeaLady said...

Interesting combo.
At least NOW Pork is budget friendly ;)

kitchen flavours said...

This looks delicious! I would never have thought to use pork with figs!

Tina said...

Thanks for all the nice comments, ladies! I hadn't thought of figs with pork but it certainly works well.
off to visit.....

Grace Phua said...

ooh...I never knew that pork and figs can be a good combination together. Now this inspires me to try this recipe.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Tina, this is my idea of dinner heaven. Seriously, I would eat a piece of old shoe leather if you served it with some figs, and as for pork ... well pigs, are the one thing that stand between me and being able to be a vegetarian - I'm a sucker for a piece of bacon or a pork chop.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Tina, this is my idea of dinner heaven. Seriously, I would eat a piece of old shoe leather if you served it with some figs, and as for pork ... well pigs, are the one thing that stand between me and being able to be a vegetarian - I'm a sucker for a piece of bacon or a pork chop.

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