A Classic Family ‘Sunday’ Roast

A Quick and Easy Supper Recipe for All the Family

Our family weekend is now on a Thursday Friday due to my husband’s new work schedule.  As someone who enjoys family traditions and appreciates time eating together, our Sunday roast is now enjoyed on a Friday. It has taken a little bit of getting used to, but I thought I would share the recipe for the roast pork that was enjoyed today…

Roasted Pork Loin
Serves 4
Prep in 20 minutes, cooks in about 1 hour and 40 minutes

Ingredients and suggested quantities:
3 large sprigs of rosemary,
1 tbsp of fresh thyme
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp lemon pepper
½ tsp black pepper, ground
1 tsp dried oregano
1kg trimmed pork loin
6 rashers of streaky bacon
½ onion
2 garlic cloves
1 can of spiced dry cider

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
2. On a large chopping board, finely chop the rosemary and thyme together. Sprinkle the paprika, lemon pepper, black pepper and oregano onto the board. Distribute over the board evenly and then roll pork loin over the top to cover the outer surface

Herb rub close up
3. Lay out the bacon slices on the board. Then place the pork in the centre and wrap the bacon around the loin

Pork loin to be wrapped in bacon
4. Cut the onion into chunks, chuck into a roasting dish with the garlic cloves and place the pork loin on top. Pour the cider into the roasting dish and put in the oven. Baste occasionally

Pork loin wrapped in bacon
5. After 1 hour, cover with foil and return to the oven for a further 40 minutes. After this cooking time, remove from the oven, check that juices run clear, recover and set aside to rest for at least 15 minutes allowing you time to make a gravy and finish off the veggies

I served this on some carrot puree with some roasted veggies and potatoes and steamed broccoli. It really did feel like a Sunday…

Pork loin on plate

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