Saturday, 7 January 2012

Cardamom & apricot glazed pork loin


Pork loin, 5 apricots, 10 cardamom pods, 1 tsp butter, 2 tbsps jam sugar.
Serves: 2 Preparation: 45 minutes

Ever wondered why the apricots in a Danish pastry taste so magnificent? So sweet yet tangy? It's all in the cardamom baby! These two ingredients are perfect partners and make a glorious glaze for pork.

1) Slice the apricots in half and remove the stones. Add them to a pan with 1 cup of water and the jam sugar.

2) Remove the cardamom seeds from the pods and grind to a fine powder in a mortar and pestle. Stir into the apricots and bring to the boil until the apricots have softened. Stir in the butter.

3) Sear the meat in a pan for a few seconds, then score the meat lightly with a knife and spoon the apricot over the top.

4) Roast in the oven for 30 minutes and serve.

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