Mint Sauce for Lamb

Easy Mint Sauce Recipe

Easy Mint Sauce RecipeEveryone loves a good mint sauce. The delicate palate cleansing sauce often paired with lamb is a combination of mint leaves (the fresher the better), vinegar and some sugar for subtle sweetness. Mint sauce dates back to medieval times in Europe. Since sugar was very expensive there wasn’t much flavor distinction meaning they didn’t have the pleasure of enjoying sweet and savory dishes. Because of this they used naturally sweet ingredients and combined them with savory foods. This yielded interesting combinations like mint sauce and lamb as well as apples and pork. Adding a sweet element elevated dishes and didn’t require much sugar if any at all. As Europe entered the Modern Era, mint sauce with proteins as well as other sweet and savory combinations became less common. The sauce may have been used less in England but made it to the United States and became quite mainstream. Today many of us really appreciate a plate of roasted lamb with mint sauce and the many other dishes that can be enhanced by this minty creation.

Place of Origin: Recipe difficulty:
Britain Easy
Preparation Time: Cook Time:
5 minutes
Yields: 1 cup, good for 4 servings

Mint Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 cups mint leaves
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 2/3 cup distilled white vinegar

How to Make Mint Sauce for lamb?

Recipe for Mint Sauce – Step by Step Instructions:

1. Finely chop the mint and transfer it to a bowl.
2. Dissolve the sugar in the tablespoon of water to prevent a gritty sauce.
3. Add this to the mint along with distilled vinegar.
4. Stir until well combined.
5. Serve.

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Ideas to Use – Mint Sauce for Lamb

Mint sauce and roasted lamb is the perfect pairing. Just season lamb chops with some kosher salt and black pepper, roast in a hot oven until medium rare and finish with the sauce. In addition to lamb, steak tastes fantastic with the sauce as well as chicken and fish, especially a high quality salmon steak. Mint sauce can also be used to make mint yogurt sauce. Just stir in yogurt for a richer, creamier mixture worthy of any Greek dish. The sauce can even be enjoyed with crusty bread, served alongside kabobs, or used to make a light pasta.

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Homemade Mint Sauce is fit for:

Vegetarian, vegan, low carb, low calorie and low fat diets.

Mint sauce can accompany a wide variety of dishes and adds a lovely green hue. This classic English sauce offers a sweet, minty, clean, crisp flavor with a cooling aftertaste. Those who do not care much for vinegar can replace some of it with lemon juice or add more water to tone it down. Using apple cider vinegar is another option. It provides a sweet acidity that is very appealing to the palate. Another amazing idea is adding other herbs. Mint and basil are a good combination. Basil compliments the mint by adding a peppery note that is accompanied by a similar sweet, minty taste. No matter what you choose, the sauce will be great. There is always room for English flavors!

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Category: Savory sauces

Origin: Britain, Europe

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