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)

Mint Sauce
"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)
Yield: makes 1 1/4 Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 14 cups mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup white vinegar

Instructions

  1. Combine mint, sugar, salt, and 14 cup boiling water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add vinegar, and cover; let sit for 1 hour to meld the flavors.