Chile-Brined Fresh Ham

Author: 
Ryan Farr
  • 4 Cups  kosher salt
  • 2 Cups  sugar
  • 6 quarts  cold water
  • 1 Cup  black peppercorns, crushed
  • 5 Ounces  Thai or serrano chiles, stemmed and finely chopped
  • whole cloves
  • 4 Cups  ice cubes
  •   One 18-pound, bone-in fresh ham, with skin
  • 2 Cups  low-sodium chicken broth
Butcher Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats in San Francisco likes to brine fresh ham in a chile-spiked liquid. The pork skin turns wonderfully crackly in the oven.

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Recipe Details

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 
5 hours
Serves: 
10

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

389 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Fat Low Fat Abs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

19%

Servings:

10
  • Fat 1g 2%
  • Carbs 97g 32%
  • Saturated 1g 3%
  • Fiber 7g 27%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 81g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 5g 9%
  • Sodium 61,686mg 2,570%
  • Calcium 184mg 18%
  • Magnesium 60mg 15%
  • Potassium 475mg 14%
  • Iron 3mg 18%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 75mg 11%
  • Vitamin A 19µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 13mg 21%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 6%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 11%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 10µg 3%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 39µg 49%
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