Mint Sauce


I never really liked mint sauce as a child, but I think it must have been because I had only tasted a bottled variety made with strong malt vinegar and too much sugar. Home-made mint sauce, using really fresh mint and good wine vinegar is quite a different thing. I also like using sherry vinegar for its rounded flavour or cider for its mildness. For variation add 1 teaspoon ground cumin, which has a great affinity both with lamb and mint.

  • Put a handful of finely chopped fresh mint and 1 teaspoon caster sugar in a howl. Stir in 2 tablespoons boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar and leave for at least 1 hour.