Mint Sauce

Mint Sauce

Mint Sauce

This simple sauce of fresh mint, sugar, and vinegar is a classic pairing with roast lamb in England.Maxime Iattoni

"In England, serving roast lamb without mint sauce—a simple composition of fresh mint, sugar, and vinegar-is widely considered an egregious offense to taste and tradition. The Romans introduced the plant to English soil, and, as the 16th-century English botanist John Gerard pointed out, 'The smell of mint does stir up the minde and the taste to a greedy desire of meat.' " —Megan Wetherall, from "Dinner Mint"(April 2000)