2. Place pork loin fat side down on the work surface. Cut a slit in the middle of the side of the loin. Stop about 2-3 cm (about 1 inch) before the outer end. Do not go all the way through! Open it out like a book.
10. Secure the pork roast with either kitchen string or with toothpicks. Toothpicks are easier to remove without disturbing the bacon, but either method will work.Please see the safety note in the FYI section
11. Beginning at one end, wrap the outside of the roast with a strip of bacon. Stagger the start and end of where you place each strip of bacon. Slightly overlap each layer until you have completely covered the entire roast. Add an extra strip of bacon at each end to secure and prevent unravelling.
13. Place the prepared pork roast on a raised platform inside a high rimmed tray (or lid of a roasting pot). Place uncovered in the middle position in the oven. Roast at the preheated high temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to crisp the bacon.
14. Reduce the oven temperature to 180C (360F) and roast uncovered in the oven for about one hour or until the internal meat temperature is about 65-70C or 150–155F and the meat slightly pink and tender. The exact time will depend on the thickness of your pork loin roast and your oven. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
If you are uncertain about how well done the middle of the pork roast is, it might be a good idea to use a meat thermometer or an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the pork, but not in the stuffing. The pork roast is done when the internal temperature is 65–70C (150-155F). If you roast it too long the meat will be dry and tough. The ideal is just slightly pink and juicy.
You can serve whatever vegetable side you prefer but Roasted Lemon and Parmesan Broccoli is good because the lemony flavors of both dishes complement each other. An alternative vegetable to serve with this meal would be Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto. Likewise the desert, if you still have room for some, should be light and also have a lemon or vanilla flavor not to overpower the main meal.