Monday, 1 July 2013

Fresh MINT Sauce


Mint is an essential herb to have growing near the kitchen. It is also a perennial, which means you plant it once and it grows every year if you look after it, but in reality it doesn't take much, just make sure you keep it well watered. I keep my mint growing in a big pot near the kitchen as it is a very invasive plant, if you just put it in your garden it will spring up every where and quickly get out of control. Mint favours moist soil and does best in sun. Mint is in season from March to October each year. For cooking, mint is used in sweet and savoury dishes, to flavour and garnish. With my mint I recently made a very nice fresh Mint Sauce with no cooking required.



Bunch of mint
Pinch salt
4 tbsp boiling water
4 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp caster sugar


Strip off the mint leaves and sprinkle with salt,then chop as finely as possible. I suppose you could use a food processor to do this, but then you have all that washing up afterwards. Place the chopped mint into a bowl, add the sugar and pour over the boiling water, stir and then leave to cool.
Stir in the vinegar and taste. Add more water or vinegar and adjust the seasoning to your taste.

No comments:

Post a Comment