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Fresh Mint Sauce/Jelly

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready in: 2 min
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Fresh Mint Sauce/Jelly

Try as I may, I still have not found a recipe to beat this one.


  • 50g chopped fresh mint, roughly
  • 6-7 white sugar cubes
  • 100mls cider vinegar
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 medium orange
  • 4 leaves gelatine, soaked in cold water, optional

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  1. Rub the outer skin of the orange with all the sugar cubes, so they take on the oily zest.
  2. Place in a stainless steel saucepan. Add the vinegar and salt then dissolve.
  3. Bring to the boil, add the chopped mint and remove from the stove to cool and serve with roast lamb.
  4. You can add 2 leaves of soaked gelatine to the finished hot sauce to make jelly.

Phil's Tips

Try as I may, I still have not found a recipe to beat this one, the only problem is its impossible to keep the brilliant mint green colour, its just one of those things. Vinegar destroys chlorophyll, (the green bit in plants) very quickly indeed.

The only way around this problem is to make the sauce or jelly, cool, then strain or sieve out the discoloured mint. Chop a fresh batch and add. It’s all a bit of a palaver, and the whole point is that it will discolour again pretty quickly, so, I just don’t bother.

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