Mint Sauce-New Zealand recipe version is excellent for serving with all your favorite lamb recipes. After visiting New Zealand and tasting their wonderful lamb dishes, I put together this mint sauce recipe. Mint is an easy plant to grow and you can harvest the leaves and store them by drying the leaves or freezing them for use year round. One great use for your mint leaves is to make mint sauce. There are only three ingredients and so very simple and easy-to-make. When I make it for a lamb dish It always reminds me of New Zealand.
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In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine vinegar and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Bring just to a boil and then remove from heat.
Add mint leaves and stir well. Let the mixture sit until the mint leaves have flavored the sauce to your satisfaction.
Strain the mint leaves out and discard.
Pour in a refrigerator container with a lid to store. This sauce will keep for several months in the refrigerator.
Makes 1 cup.
One Response to “Mint Sauce-New Zealand Recipe”
New Zealanders may use this recipe but it’s been an English condiment since at least the 1600s.
I use white wine vinegar in place of white vinegar because I prefer the flavour. I also add a pinch of salt.