Green figs, such as Kadota, hold up better when cooked than darker-skinned varieties. You could also make this stew with boneless, skinless chicken thighs in place of the pork.
Cooking Light AUGUST 2004
Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and carrot; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan; set aside.
Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork; seal and shake to coat. Add pork mixture to pan; cook 10 minutes, browning on all sides. Return carrot mixture to pan. Add broth and next 6 ingredients (through bay leaves); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in olives and figs; cook 15 minutes or until pork is tender. Remove and discard bay leaves.
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