ROAST PORK LOIN FILET WITH FIG SAUCE

PREP TIME | COOK TIME | TOTAL TIME
35 minutes | 40 minutes
 Serves: 4-5
Pork loin filet is rubbed with salt, pepper, and thyme, then roasted and topped with a sublime fig sauce. Festive and simple, perfect for holiday entertaining!

INGREDIENTS

  • • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • • 1 (27 ounce) Smithfield Original Recipe Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet, trimmed
  • • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • • 2 large shallots, minced
  • • 1 jar (10 ounces) fig preserves
  • • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • • pinch of cracked red pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil; swirl to coat. Season the pork with the salt, pepper, and thyme; add to pan and sauté 4 minutes. Turn pork over; place pan in oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145° in the thickest part. Remove pork from pan; place on a cutting board, tent with foil and let stand while you make the fig sauce.
  3. Being very careful – the handle on the pan will be HOT! – place pan back on the stove over medium-high heat; stir in the shallots with the pork drippings; sauté for about 2-3 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir in the fig preserves, mustard, lemon juice, and cracked red pepper. Allow liquid to deglaze the pan, about 1 minute. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  4. Cut the pork into thin slices. Divide onto plates with some of the fig sauce. Serve immediately and enjoy!