Chile-Brined Fresh Ham

Chile-Brined Fresh Ham
Photo by Con Poulos

Ingredients

  • 1 18-pound
  • 5 ounce(s) Thai or serrano chiles
  • 1 cup(s) black peppercorns
  • 4 cup(s) ice cubes
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 6 quart(s) cold water
  • 2 cup(s) low-sodium chicken broth
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 4 cup(s) kosher salt
    • 8 whole(s) cloves

In a large saucepan, combine the salt and sugar with 2 quarts of the water. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat, stirring to dissolve the salt and sugar. Pour the brine into a very large pot. Stir in the peppercorns, chiles and cloves. Add the remaining 4 quarts of water and the ice and sti...

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