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
  • 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
  • 8 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
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Nutrition

Calories per serving:

4,390 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb 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:

220%

Servings:

10
  • Fat 3,096g 4,763%
  • Carbs 971g 324%
  • Saturated 1,073g 5,365%
  • Fiber 66g 265%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 812g
  • Monounsaturated 1,373g
  • Polyunsaturated 332g
  • Protein 2,893g 5,786%
  • Cholesterol 11,920mg 3,973%
  • Sodium 624,530mg 26,022%
  • Calcium 2,652mg 265%
  • Magnesium 3,865mg 966%
  • Potassium 56,188mg 1,605%
  • Iron 170mg 946%
  • Zinc 322mg 2,150%
  • Phosphorus 33,243mg 4,749%
  • Vitamin A 192µg 21%
  • Vitamin C 242mg 403%
  • Thiamin (B1) 121mg 8,038%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 34mg 1,984%
  • Niacin (B3) 767mg 3,835%
  • Vitamin B6 68mg 3,383%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,246µg 311%
  • Vitamin B12 104µg 1,731%
  • Vitamin D 82µg 20%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 393µg 491%
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