Delicious Dinners

Crispy Roast Bacon with Honey Roasted Carrots and Kale

Step 1

Place the bacon in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour until completely tender.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

Step 3

Remove the bacon from the water and let it cool for about twenty minutes.

Step 4

Transfer the meat to a baking dish or roasting tray.

Step 5

With a sharp knife make some incisions in the fat of the bacon in a criss-cross pattern; this will give a nice professional finish to the dish.

Step 6

Heat the water, honey, mustard and brown sugar in a small saucepan and allow them to come gently to the boil. When it’s boiling, pour this mixture over the clove-studded loin of bacon and transfer to the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon has achieved a nice, crunchy crust.

Step 7

Allow to cool slightly before serving.