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Anybody have a good Mint Jelly Recipe? #8617
06/17/2009 01:47 PM
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Basking Ridge, NJ Southold, NY...
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I planted some mint about 4 years ago in LI...
Now it's everywhere, smells great around the deck...
and is great, crushed, in fresh iced tea...
But I'm looking for a good Mint Jelly Recipe...
Anybody have a favorite?

Gotta have Mint Jelly with my Lamb... and I'd like to try to make my own...
I have done a lot of Strawberry & Peach Prserves in the past, and have a lot of Ball Jars in the basement...
I haven't found one yet that I really like on the internet yet...


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Re: Anybody have a good Mint Jelly Recipe? [Re: peconic] #8618
06/17/2009 02:25 PM
06/17/2009 02:25 PM
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North NJ, 1720 miles from Para...
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Oh NO!!! Not mint JELLY with lamb! Gotta have mint sauce! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />
That's fresh mint, chopped, in a vinegar based sauce. That's the way my Nana always served it. The British way.


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Re: Anybody have a good Mint Jelly Recipe? [Re: Kathleen] #8619
06/17/2009 02:34 PM
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Oooooo... That I would like! Nana's Recipe???
we have enough fresh mint now to serve the entire Brittish Empire!
Our woods here in NJ are also filled with it...


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Re: Anybody have a good Mint Jelly Recipe? [Re: peconic] #8620
06/17/2009 02:49 PM
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She never wrote it down, unfortunately. The basic recipe is:

Bunch of fresh mint leaves, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/3 Cup boiling water
1 or 2 Tbsp. sugar, depending on how sweet you like your sauce.
Stir together to dissolve sugar & cool slightly.
Stir in:
1/3 Cup cider or white vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste.

Serve warm with roasted lamb.

I have a big pot of mint on my patio. It comes back every year & I never have to do anything but water it and pinch it back a bit. I learned to never plant mint in a garden since it takes over everything!


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Re: Anybody have a good Mint Jelly Recipe? [Re: Kathleen] #8621
06/17/2009 03:02 PM
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That sounds really good!


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Re: Anybody have a good Mint Jelly Recipe? [Re: peconic] #8622
06/17/2009 03:20 PM
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Much better than mint jelly, in my opinion! I always cringe when I'm served jelly with lamb in a restaurant. Way too sweet!

I've also made stuffed rolled leg of lamb on the grill with mint leaves, parsley, & lots of garlic. Delish!


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Re: Anybody have a good Mint Jelly Recipe? [Re: Kathleen] #8623
06/17/2009 04:11 PM
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Kathleen said:
I've also made stuffed rolled leg of lamb on the grill with mint leaves, parsley, & lots of garlic. Delish!

Ya, we've done that a few times! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />
Gotta have lamb infused with garlic slivers! No other way!


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Re: Anybody have a good Mint Jelly Recipe? [Re: peconic] #8624
06/18/2009 10:14 AM
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If I had to eat one red meat it would be lamb. I have fond memories of my Nonna making lamb with lots of mint and LOTS of garlic. OMG....the aromas are forever cemented in my memory bank! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" /> Don't remember mint jelly but hey, it's the garlic/mint combo that's fantastic!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />


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