Mint Sauce for Lamb Recipe
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Mint Sauce for Lamb Recipe

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"This recipe has been in our family for nearly 80 years. Our backyard mint patch provided the main ingredient," reports Ruth Bogdanski of Grants Pass, Oregon. "Our gang won't eat lamb without this mint sauce."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 4 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Place mint leaves in a small bowl. Stir in water, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper until sugar is dissolved. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes, then serve immediately with lamb. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mint Sauce for Lamb in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p52

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Love this simple sauce. Mint jelly is great but when you are in a hurry and don't have time to make jelly this is the recipe I go to."

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