Pork Butt

Turkey might be the traditional choice, but what you truly want is a moist, flavorful pork butt.


  • 2 pounds pork butt
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Rosemary
  • Whole cinnamon sticks
  • Star anise


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Sprinkle pork liberally with salt and pepper. Add mayonnaise and Dijon and rub into the outside of the roast.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, coriander seeds, garlic powder and a few rosemary leaves. Grind or mix together, then use to coat pork.
  4. Add water, cinnamon sticks and star anise to the bottom of the roasting tray. Place pork on a rack positioned above bottom of roaster.
  5. Place pork in oven to sear. Once there's some good color, pull the meat out, and lower the temperature to 350°F. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 130°F. Remove pork and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Slice and serve!