After finally getting together all of the ingredients to make MY OWN peameal bacon, I was ready to savour the flavour of a peameal bacon roast! For those not familiar with peameal bacon, it is an Eastern Canadian thing. A pork loin is brined for 5 days and rolled in a crust of cornmeal and placed in the refrigerator for a few days before slicing OR freezing for future use. If any of you are interested in the recipe for making your own peameal bacon, drop me a line. For now here is the roast recipe…
Maple Peameal Bacon Roast
- 1 – 3 1/2 lb. peameal bacon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary
- 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C
- Cut six 1 inch slits across the roast. Place on a rack in a large rimmed baking pan lined with foil.
- Combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, rosemary, salt and pepper. Brush the mixture over the roast.
- Bake in centre of oven for 25 minutes and baste with remaining mixture.
- Bake for another 50 minutes OR until thermometer registers 130 F/55 C
- Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Makes a great dinner with some roasted vegetables of mashed potatoes and a side dish of green beans!