One of our most requested recipes, we've made it over and over. The balance of lime, coconut milk, and apricot jam is absolutely fabulous and so simple to make. Our favourite curry paste brand is Patak’s and can be found in most food markets; it comes in mild, medium and hot depending on how you like it. Enjoy!
Recipe & food styling Marisa Curatolo. Photography Cory Aronec.

Recipe & food styling Marisa Curatolo. Photography Cory Aronec.

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce pork tenderloin, trimmed and cubed
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon mild curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, to garnish

Roasted beets with lemon vinaigrette

  • 4 - 6 large beets

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

For vinaigrette, in small bowl whisk lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, and honey. Set aside.

For roasted beets, preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap beets tightly in aluminum foil. Roast for 45 minutes or until easily pierced with knife. Remove from oven, place in paper bag and rub skins off. Chop into quarters, toss with lemon vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, pat pork dry; season with salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat half the olive oil over high heat. Add pork and cook for 2 minutes per side, remove and set aside. In the same skillet, add remaining olive oil, curry paste, cumin, and garlic; cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in jam and coconut milk; cook 5 minutes or until sauce slightly thickens. Mix in cranberries and chickpeas; cook 5 minutes longer. Stir in lime juice and green onions. Return pork to skillet and cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Garnish with cilantro leaves. 

You can also serve with cooked jasmine rice, but its pretty hearty you may not wish to add the rice.

Make sure to give the coconut milk a good shake before opening the can. The thick coconut cream rises to the top and the milk settles on the bottom during storage.