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Give up that nasty mint jelly and go with the real traditional mint sauce. Homemade mint sauce is quite simple to make with just a few ingredients. It is a must with roast lamb, but also goes well with other meats.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 large handfuls of mint leaves, (stems previously removed)
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons wine vinegar


Wash and shake the mint leaves, sprinkle then with the sugar and chop them rather finely. Put in a bowl. Heat the vinegar and pour it over the mint. Add more sugar if you think the sauce is too sharp. Serve hot or cold with roasted lamb or other meats.

Alternatives: Use lemon juice instead of vinegar and you can also add a little olive oil.

This is not traditional mint sauce, being much less violent in flavor, but it is exceptionally good.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Source: English Country Cooking at Its Best by Caroline Conran (Villard Books)
Reprinted with permission.

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