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Apricot Pork

Apricots, orange juice and curry powder give this pork loin a uniquely tangy spice.

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Serves 4

  • 8 thinly sliced Tender Choice® boneless pork loin chops, about ¼ to ½ inch thick, sliced into strips
  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 1 stalk chopped celery
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups instant white rice (prepare ahead of time)
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 Zest of orange (optional)
Cooking Directions:

Place apricots in a deep bowl. Pour orange juice over apricots. Add preserves, celery, brown sugar and curry powder and stir gently. Set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add oil. Cook pork strips about 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low. Add apricot and juice mixture. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until pork strips reach 160° F on meat thermometer. Remove from heat, serve over instant white rice and top with cashews. Sprinkle with grated orange zest for optional citrus flavor.

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