Chile-Brined Fresh Ham

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
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