Glazed Loin of Smoked Bacon

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  Glazed Loin of Smoked Bacon

 If you can’t get a smoked loin of bacon don’t worry, just use an unsmoked loin.  

Glazed Loin of Smoked Bacon

Serves 8 

Cooking time:

Ingredients

Smoked Bacon

  • 1½ kg loin of smoked bacon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teasp. peppercorns
  • A dash of vinegar
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • Glaze

    • 1 tablesp. mustard
    • Zest of 1 orange
    • 1 tablesp. soy sauce
    • 2 tablesp. cider vinegar
    • 1 teasp ground ginger
    • 2 tablesp. brown sugar

To Cook

Place the bacon in a large saucepan along with the bay leaf, peppercorns, vinegar and onion and cover with cold water. Put a lid on the saucepan and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat and gently simmer for about an hour - allow 20 minutes per ½ kg.

When the bacon is cooked take it out of the saucepan and place in a roasting tin lined with parchment paper or tin foil. Heat the oven to Gas Mark 7, 220°C (425°F).

Allow the bacon to cool while you make the glaze. In a small bowl mix together the mustard, orange zest, soy sauce, cider vinegar, ginger and brown sugar. Remove the rind from the joint and score the exposed fat with a sharp knife to form a diamond pattern. Spread the mixture over the joint. Place it in the oven for 20-25 minutes, basting with the glaze a couple of times until the fat is crisp and golden.

Slice and serve with creamy mashed potatoes and leeks that have been cleaned, sliced and sautéed in a little butter.

Serving Suggestions

  • Creamy mashed potatoes
  • Sautéed leeks