I must confess; I could easily be a vegetarian if it wasn’t for my need to have a pick of pork at least once a year, especially if it’s served with fig sauce. I think it’s the perfect Christmas dish because it’s so versatile.
Pork shoulder can be stuffed with figs or dried apricots before cooking; it’ll come out great! And this will become one of your favorite holiday recipes because you can also use the sauce for turkey and chicken, but you’ll need to modify cooking time will be much shorter.
The eggplant tartlets are an unusual addition, since they are more Mediterranean than South American, but they provide a great contrast for the sauce. You can also add a side of moro rice, perfect for Christmas.
I recommended rounding out your menu with a delicious salad, baked apples, and a tasty dish of gratin potatoes. With the help of these recipes you’ll have a mouthwatering banquet to celebrate the holidays!