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Maple-Rosemary Brined Pork with Fig Chutney

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Total: 2 hr. 5 min.
Although it takes extra time, brining pork makes for an incredibly tender and juicy dish.


  • Pinot Fig Chutney1 cup chopped, dried California figs
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs pure maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Maple Rosemary Brine1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbs kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp coarse pepper
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, smashed
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin


  • To prepare Pinot Fig Chutney, stir together all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 40 minutes.
  • Remove cover and increase heat slightly; cook for 10 minutes more or until thickened. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  • To prepare pork, place gallon-size resealable plastic bag in large bowl. In small bowl, combine boiling water and salt; stir to dissolve and let cool.
  • Turn salt-water, remaining ingredients for brine, and pork in bag; seal well. Store in refrigerator for 48 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove pork from brine and rinse well; pat dry.
  • Cook on a well-oiled grill over medium-high heat for about 40 minutes or until pork is cooked through (170°F), turning occasionally. Serve with warm or room temperature Pinot Fig Chutney.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 320
  Calories from Fat 38 (12%)
(7%)Total Fat 4g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(81%)Sodium 1947mg
(23%)Potassium 793mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
(21%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 32g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(50%)Protein 25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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