Recipe For Mint Sauce

We were given 4 beautiful lamb chops which came from the Karoo. The Karoo is a desert region of South Africa where lamb are bred. They are supposed to be excellent as the lamb have to walk far and wide to forage for their food. Our friend Alex had been up there for a shooting of a movie and had come back with a freezer full of chops. Dave decided to light a braai (barbecue) and use one of the gifts I gave him for our wedding anniversary. I decided that if Dave was going to braai lamb, I was going to make mint sauce. In my mind, this is one of the easiest sauces to make – and nothing beats home made in my opinion. It will keep, so when your garden mint is abundant do make some and then you will have it in your fridge for the long cold winter, when cooked lamb and mint sauce will go down a treat.

Mint Sauce
Mint Sauce

Mint Sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • 90g sugar – I used fructose
  • 50mls water
  • couple of turns of freshly ground black pepper
  • 30mls malt vinegar
  • 50g fresh mint, leaves picked and finely chopped
Method
  1. place the sugar and the water into a small sauce pan
  2. place over a low temperature on the stove, and stir while the sugar dissolves
  3. increase to a medium temperature and then bring to the boil
  4. reduce the temperature and simmer for 3 minutes without stirring
  5. grind in the pepper, add the vinegar and stir in the mint
  6. remove from the stove, cover and leave for 10 minutes before serving

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14 thoughts on “Recipe For Mint Sauce

  1. A great reminder of a great sauce! I’m looking forwar dto those firts pickings :0

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    1. I would love to let my mint grow wild 🙂

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  2. We always have mint over the summer, we need to get on the ball and make this!

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    1. you will not regret it during winter to have this in your fridge 🙂

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  3. We always had home made mint sauce when I was a child. I love it. Thanks for the recipe. You can’t buy ready made here, and lamb is more expensive than beef., so I’ll make this when I get home. Lucky you to be given those four chops. No-one ever gives me meat. 😉 xxx

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    1. Lamb has become so expensive! I only buy it on the rare occasion I really feel like it, so the gift was lovely 🙂

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  4. It was always my duty to make the mint sauce when I was a young girl and I remember choosing each mint leaf one by one – not sure why seeing that they all got chopped up.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. that makes it extra special 🙂

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  5. I love mint sauce – can´t believe that I have never made it here. More fool me!

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    1. Hope you give it a try 🙂

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  6. Thanks for this Tandy!
    Just a couple of days ago I was thinking about mint sauce and how to do it 🙂

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    1. let me know if you try it!

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  7. The mint sauce sound fabulous Tandy.
    *hugs*

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    1. thanks Hope* 🙂

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