From garden to kitchen: mint sauce

Stu and I love eating lamb in Spring when it's fresh, plentiful and therefore also cheap. And what do we like with our lamb? A bit of mint sauce, of course. Funnily enough, I never thought to make my own until I saw how overgrown our mint has become.

This homemade mint sauce is light, tangy with a hint of sweetness that complements the taste of lamb. Now that I've tried making my own, I could never go back to the store bought versions anymore!
Mint sauce
Ingredients
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoon caster sugar
1/2 cup mint leaves, wash and finely chopped
Method
1. Place vinegar, water and caster sugar in saucepan and bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
2. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add mint leaves and stir. Remove from heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes for the mint to infuse before serving.

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31 Responses to From garden to kitchen: mint sauce

Ice Pandora said...

Sounds like a lovely sauce, as I
really love mint c: Tho since I
don't eat lamb or meat, maybe use
this sauce as a salad dressing? Xx

Sam said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, I currently have an abundance of mint growing my my back yard and now I know what to do with it!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds amazing.I can't wait to grow my own mint.

greenthumb said...

That's what I need to make, how long do you think it will last?

My Garden Diaries said...

This looks inanely amazing friend! I can just picture how this flavors the meat! Thank you so much for the recipe!!! Happy week to you!

Anouka K said...

The mint sauce sounds delightful! Beautifully presented.

burntfeather said...

I unfortunately just recently killed my mint plant through neglect :( This looks super yummy though, maybe I should attempt another mint plant :)

Hannapat said...

Ooh this looks delicious!! I'm definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing sweetie! Xoxo

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

I've never tried a mint sauce before. Looks delicious so I'll give it a try.

Tina Bradley said...

I adore mint--anything! This looks yummy! Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

We had lamb & mint a lot when I was growing up & your post reminds me it's been forever since I've had it.

always, koru kate

Always Maylee said...

This looks really delicious, yum!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Lamb with mint sauce is such a classically delicious combination!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Jane said...

i don't think i have ever tried mint sauce. looks super tasty though.

Linda said...

My boyfriend and I eat lamb quite often...
My parents always made mint sauce...just never got the taste for it...
I always smear mine {lamb!} with Dijon mustard, rosemary and olive oil...
Anyway...Lamb is yummy!!!
Enjoy your week...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Sounds delicious! I never would have thought to make this myself. I bet it would be good on all kinds of things!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

What is it about mint that goes SO perfectly with lamb?! My mom used to serve lamb chops with mint jelly, but this sounds so much better :)

Winnie said...

I should definitely make my own next time, it looks so simple and healthier as it is without all the preservatives.

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Mmmm love mint!! I'll have to give this a try with something non-meat, I'm sure it'll taste just as good!!! Thanks for the recipe! xo

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That looks delicious!

Gracie said...

I'm not a huge lamb eater but mint sauce sounds like it would be delicious with it. x

JoaNNa said...

I love love mint! This looks delicious. Makes me hungry!

Anita said...

Wow this looks amazing <3

Lisa said...

I remember wild mint growing in our backyard when I was a kid....brings back memories

Lauren said...

Your mint sauce looks delish. Our mint has taken over too (I warned my husband it would, but he didn't believe me!). We had Australian friends living near us for awhile, and they marveled at how we don't eat lamb here in the US. Pork is our equivalent, I think. And although I do love lamb chops, it's not common enough for me to be comfortable making it. I should work on that...

Malena Permentier said...

The photos you have here made me so hungry :)
Thanks for sharing
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Natalie G said...

Great recipe for a nice mint sauce :)

suzan said...

Wow, such a beautiful photos !
I'm hungry now.

Down by the sea said...

That looks so tasty and fresh.
Sarah x

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Amazing, want to try!
Ciao

CQUEK said...

What a gorgeous dish!