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Homemade Mint Sauce Recipe
|Fresh mint||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Good Handful)|
|Castor sugar||1 Teaspoon|
|Boiling water||1 Tablespoon|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 43 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.16 g0.25%
Saturated Fat 0.04 g0.22%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 7.4 mg0.3%
Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.5%
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.6%
Sugars 5 g
Protein 0.66 g1.3%
Vitamin A 14.9% Vitamin C 9.3%
Calcium 4.7% Iron 5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
1) Strip the leaves from the mint and wash.
2) Chop finely and put in a small basin with sugar.
3) Add boiling water to dissolve the sugar and then add the vinegar.
This makes a sharp flavoured sauce.
4) Alternatively, put the chopped mint leaves in a mortar and sprinkle with sugar; use about 1 tablespoon, the quantity of sugar depends on how sweet you like it.
5) Pound in the mortar with the pestle until fairly well crushed.
6) Leave for 1/2 hour, and by this time the sugar will have extracted the juice from the mint.
(The boiling water is not required when using this method.) Give a final pounding and add vinegar according to taste.
7) Serve the mint sauce with lamb dishes or with the snacks of your choice.