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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

Mexican Tropical Chile Brine

This recipe goes with Best Brined Roast Chicken

Sunset FEBRUARY 2011

  • Yield:
  • Cook time:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup kosher salt
  • 10 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup ground ancho chiles
  • 2 tablespoons dried Mexican oregano
  • Zest of 5 large limes
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2/3 cup thawed, frozen pineapple juice concentrate

Preparation

Pour 1 qt. water into a deep pot. Add salt and warm over high heat, stirring, until salt dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in 2 qts. cold water, garlic, ground chiles, and oregano. Nest pan in ice water until cool. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Accompaniments

Corn or flour tortillas

Cilantro sprigs

Lime wedges

Chopped white onion

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