Pork Chops, Grits with Arugula, Fig & Muscadine Salad
Ever wonder why pork is so often paired with apples or other fruit? It’s because the meat has a hint of sweetness that creates an affinity with many fruits. Two late-summer fruits near and dear to Southerners’ hearts, figs and muscadines, are among pork’s natural partners. A little sugar, salt and vinegar help release their juices and create a dressing for the salad. Peppery arugula and piquant cilantro balance the sweetness.