Mint Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

The bright green, sweet mint jelly Americans sometimes eat with lamb is unknown in Ireland. Our mint sauce is sharp and savory, a mélange of fresh mint, vinegar, and just a little sugar. It’s also very thin, to be spooned over or alongside beautiful slices of pink lamb.


  • 2 cups fresh mint, finely chopped
  • cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespo


  1. Place mint leaves in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them. Leave to steep for about 30 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, vinegar, and salt, and mix well.