I normally show photos of cooked food but seeing the uncooked roast gives you a clear picture of how to wrap the bacon around the roast.
4 pound pork loin
1 pound of bacon or pancetta
2 large sprigs of Rosemary – 6-7” long
In a large roasting pan pour 1 tablespoon olive oil. Rub around the bottom of pan to create a non stick surface.
Lay 3 pieces of string 3 “ apart vertically on top of the olive oil.
Lay 10 slices bacon overlapping on top of olive oil
Rub Roast front and back with olive oil garlic powder salt and pepper.
Set roast on top of bacon-fat side up
Wrap each piece of bacon around roast until roast is covered in a blanket of bacon
Tie strings in taught knots around roast
Tie another piece of string horizontally around roast if needed
Tuck Rosemary into string
Bake at 190c / 375f for 15 minutes a pound. For this roast about 1 hour.
Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes before slicing
Serve with Roasted Rosemary Balsamic Potatoes and a big Green Salad