Mint sauce is a sauce traditionally made from finely chopped mint (spearmint) leaves, soaked in vinegar, and a small amount of sugar. Occasionally, the juice from a squeezed lime is added. The sauce should have the consistency of double cream. Mint grows so freely that once you know the trick you never need buy mint sauce again.
- bunch of mint
- pinch salt
- 4 tablespoons boiling water
- 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- Strip off the mint leaves, sprinkle with salt and chop finely.
- Place into a jug, add the sugar and pour over the boiling water, stir and leave to cool.
- Stir in the vinegar and taste.
- Add more water or vinegar and adjust seasoning to suit your taste.