I have made this recipe several times. My family does not like pork (so they say) but when I make this they eat it! Make sure you brine at least 12 hours for a food soaking.
You do not need to put anything on the roast before cooking just drain put in a pan and cook!
I doubled the recipe...I used it for a six pound picnic...didn't have anise seeds, bay leaves or the whole cloves... soooo I used a teaspoon of pickling spice I had on hand which has the bay leaves and whole cloves in it...came out GREAT!!! thanx Tish for a great recipe!