F&W Best New Chef 2017 Val M. Cantu, of San Francisco’s Californios, combines papaya, pineapple and citrus in this insanely refreshing and tangy agua fresca. His special addition is a spicy serrano chile, which adds a small but mighty kick at the end. Slideshow: More Pineapple Recipes 

Val M. Cantu
July 2017

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Abby Hocking / Food & Wine

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a food processor, in batches if necessary, puree the pineapple, papaya and serrano until nearly smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the lemon, orange and lime juices. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a pitcher. Stir in a generous pinch of salt and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.

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Serve With

Tequila shots.

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