Oh man, you really need to make this. Like seriously. I got some fresh figs at the store about a week ago and I wasn’t sure what to do with them so I decided to make up a sauce to adorn some pork tenderloin. If you look up fig sauce recipes, most of them use dried figs but if you can get your hands on some fresh ones, take advantage of it and make. this. sauce.
While we were in Burlington, I went by my favorite olive oil/vinegar store and picked up some amazing balsamic vinegars. I made this sauce with a mixture of blueberry & maple balsamic vinegar. O.M.G. I know this would be really good with regular balsamic as well but if you happen to have anything else on hand, give it a try!
You could serve it over steak or chicken, or turkey or anything your heart desires!! I cooked up a pork tenderloin on the grill that had been marinated in a mustard sauce. The saltiness of the meat was perfect with the sweet sauce.
Can we just take a moment to talk about how gorgeous and delicious figs are? I love fig spread with my cheese, I love fresh figs on my yogurt, we even gave away a merlot fig spread as our wedding favors. Tom & I enjoyed an AH-MAZING dinner last night at No. 9 Park in Boston and one of the courses was seared foie gras on a mini english muffin with seared fig, a hazelnut purée and a fig jam on top. The server described it as the most incredible PB&J you’ll ever taste in your life. Strangely enough, it really did taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but in the best possible way.
Ahywho. This made the perfect weeknight meal but it would also be one that is company-worthy. You could make the sauce ahead of time and then just heat up before serving. I served it alongside some mashed cauliflower and grilled zucchini.
Enjoy! Hope you all have a great weekend!
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
There is a little coffee shop down where I went to college that serves these supercharged crack delicious iced coffees called Chippi’s. They make them in these white gallon containers and no one knows what goes in them, but it is something serious because not only are they delicious but they’ll make you feel like you drank an entire pot of coffee after just a few sips. I went down to visit a friend last week so I had to stop by and pick up a gallon to bring home for Tom.
I don’t know how they haven’t capitalized on this thing and started licensing out the brand to sell elsewhere, they are sitting on a gold mine there!