This year we had a bumper crop of mint in our garden. Now there are only so many mojitos you can have (I can’t believe I just said that!), and I couldn’t bear the thought of the mint going to waste, so we decided to make Mint Sauce. Now this isn’t something the kids really enjoy eating, but the preparation is fun for the whole family….and mommy and daddy get to enjoy it at the next family Sunday roast.
Here are the rough measurements and instructions. This is one of those recipes that you can play around with a bit to get the flavours you like
2 cups vinegar (I used white wine vinegar, but you can use white vinegar or malt vinegar)
1 to 1.5 cups chopped fresh mint (I used 1.5 cups)
4-5 tbsp granulated sugar (I used 5)
Step 1: Pick all the leaves from the stems. Make sure to keep only the nice green leaves. Wash well. Chop. Don’t worry about being to fussy with this step.
Step 2: Put vinegar and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil
Step 3: Add chopped mint to hot vinegar and sugar and simmer for about 15 mins.
Once complete, pour into clean jar (s), let cool and store in the fridge.
This is so simple you will never buy a jar of mint sauce again! Enjoy.