Cane-Mustard Seed Glazed Pork Roast

by Chef

Serves: 8Prep Time: 2 hoursCook Time: 3-4 hours


For the pork roast:

  • 1 (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder (or pork butt)
  • 1/4 cup small-chopped fresh rosemary
  • 6 tablespoons pure olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoky paprika powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons granulated onion
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups water, plus more if needed

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup pure cane syrup
  • 1/2 cup pan juices
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard


For the pork roast: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small mixing bowl add chopped rosemary and spices. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and whisk until blended. Rub spice marinade all over the prepared pork shoulder roast (marinate a minimum of 2 hours). Place in roasting pan on rack, add water to bottom of the pan, cover with foil, and let slow cook for 3 1/2 to 4 hours at 350°F, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove foil.


For the glaze: Place cane syrup, pan juices, vinegar, mustard seeds and Dijon mustard in a saucepot. Turn heat to medium high and stir to blend well. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 25 minutes or until mustard seeds become soft. Set aside. To glaze: Apply glaze with a brush or spoon and spread evenly all over the pork. Bake for 10 minutes. Repeat glazing 2 more times, baking 5 minutes between glazings for a total of 20 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a serving platter for carving. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining glaze.