Katy Sparks loves pairing curry with fruit, as she's done in this unusual recipe for pork with sweet apricots and wilted cabbage. She opts for a mild curry powder instead of the spicier Madras kind, which could overwhelm the other flavors in this dish.
Fast Pork Recipes
1 cup dried apricots
1 cup water
1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 4 pieces
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons mild curry powder
1 head of Napa cabbage (2 pounds), shredded
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
How to Make It
Light a grill. In a small saucepan, cover the apricots with the water and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let stand for 3 minutes, then drain.
Rub the pork with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over a moderately hot fire, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes, then cut each piece into 3 slices.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the curry powder and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the cabbage, apricots and rosemary, season with salt and pepper and cook over high heat, stirring until the cabbage is wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer the curried cabbage and apricots to plates, top with the grilled pork slices and serve.
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