Fig Preserves Perfect for Pork
Here is a super quick sweet-salty roast pork that I whip up when I need something substantial (read meat) for the kids. It also yields lots of great leftovers for sandwhiches.
Take a 2-3 pork shoulder or pork loin. Pierce it all over with the tip of a sharp paring knife. Insert garlic cloves into the slits. Combine Loveless Cafe Fig Preserves, soy sauce and a squeeze of lime juice. Pour it over the pork. Place immediately in the oven, or let stand "stewing" for a couple hours. Roast at 375F for 1 hour or until pork registers 160 when tested with a meat thermometer. The sweet preserves and salty soy sauce mingle with the pork drippings for a glorious sauce that you can use as an "au jus" as is, or whisk up into a simple gravy. Some of it may burn in the pan due to the sugar in the preserves. We usually loosen it up with a little liquid and go on our merry way. Jill Melton