Real Mint Sauce

Mint sauce_BBCfood_page

A thin savoury sauce made from chopped mint, vinegar and sugar, traditionally served in England as an accompaniment to roast lamb. Mint grows so freely that once you know the trick you never need buy mint sauce again.

Preparation time: less than 30 mins
Cooking time: no cooking required
Serves 4

bunch of mint
pinch salt
4 tbsp boiling water
4 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 level tbsp caster sugar


[1] Strip off the mint leaves, sprinkle with salt and chop finely.

[2] Place into a jug, add the sugar and pour over the boiling water, stir and leave to cool.

[3] Stir in the vinegar and taste.

[4] Add more water or vinegar and adjust seasoning to suit your taste.