Pork loin, 5 apricots, 10 cardamom pods, 1 tsp butter, 2 tbsps jam sugar.
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.