Fresh mint sauce

    1 hour 5 min

    This is a thin sauce made by mixing freshly chopped mint, sugar and vinegar. After the flavours have melded - try it before serving and add more sugar if it tastes too sharp. Perfect with roast lamb! It tastes so much more flavourful than sweet mint jelly.

    Durham, England, UK
    16 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint (no stems)
    • 2 tablespoons boiling water
    • 1 heaped tablespoon sugar, or to taste
    • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:1hr pickling  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Place the chopped mint in a bowl. Add boiling water and stir well. Add sugar and vinegar; stir until sugar has dissolved.
    2. Set aside to cool and allow the flavours to blend, about an hour. It's also perfectly fine to leave it longer, such as the same length of time it takes your lamb to roast.
    3. Stir well, taste and add more sugar or vinegar depending on if you prefer it sharp or sweet.

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    My partner is mint sauce obsessed, pours it over anything and everything. He looked mortified when I said I was going to try to make it instead of buying it! However, followed this recipe exactly and he loved it. We will never have to buy it again! I think next time I will blitz the mint leaves though as I found it tricky to chop them finely, but brilliant recipe. Thank you for posting xx  -  17 Apr 2017