Recently, I also received another gift from them, one I didn’t get to try at Fresh Summit:
Fig Spreads, in four varieties:
- Balsamic Pepper – Sweet figs join sassy balsamic vinegar and spicy black pepper
- Port Wine – Sweet, luscious figs drenched in port
- California Orange – Summer’s best figs laced with a tangy twist of orange
- Organic Mission Fig – Sweet, earthy and bursting with fig flavor
(Not pictured is the bag of dried figlets I also received…The bambino came looking for a snack, and rather than him get into chips or cookies, I asked if he wanted to try a fig. He agreed, ate a couple, then took one to Jay. Later, Jay came for the rest of the bag, and long story short, I didn’t even get to try them before they were gone! But that says they’re good, since they disappeared so quickly.)
I held off on opening the fig spreads, until I had a chance to taste all four, and settled on a recipe I wanted to use that would incorporate one of them.
And so, Pork Chops with Port Wine Fig Pan Sauce were created (pretend there’s a dried figlet or two there as a garnish).
These are just your basic pan-fried pork chops, but the pan sauce is what makes these so decadent and rich. Jay and I both agreed that our only complaint was that there wasn’t more pork to pour it over!
You too have a chance to win your own set of fig spreads and a bag of figlets too. Just leave a comment about which of the fig spreads you’d like to try, or what you might make with them. I’m thinking the California Orange would also make an excellent pan sauce for pork chops, and the Balsamic Pepper would be good on just about anything! But I’d love to hear any suggestions you have.
DETAILS: This contest will run from now until 6 PM CST on Friday, February 20th, 2015. It is open to US residents only, and Valley Fig cannot ship to PO Boxes. The winner will be chosen using Random.org, and will have 48 hours to respond, before a new winner is chosen.
DISCLOSURE: I received the above products to review from Valley Fig, who are sponsoring this giveaway, and will provide the same package to one of my readers. No other compensation has been given.