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Mint: Uses & Storage


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If you have English ancestry, and I believe you do, you can put it in everything. It is good with potatoes, carrots and peas, it is delicious as tea, mint sauce, ice cream, and mojitos. I like it chopped in salad, in tabouli, on tomatoes with a little olive oil salt and lemon juice. um... almost everywhere. I do not know how to preserve it though.

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Wash, puree, freeze in 1T icecubes or blobs. When frozen, put the frozen lumps in your preferred container for long term storage.

Add a lump when making lemonade.

I have to try that salad recipe. I have only a little mint, but an entire bottle of black vinegar that needs a purpose in life now that its job as a guest's reminder of home is done.

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Mint chutney? Uses a LOT of mint, and hardly worth the labor of cleaning the food processor in small quantities. Almost any Indian cookbook has a recipe for it, and there are plenty on line as well. Fantastic with Indian vegetable dishes or with lamb. I can't locate the recipe I used to make, but I always loved it with cauliflower or potato curries. Freezes well in modest sized portions.

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Thanks for all the terrific ideas, y'all. I'm for sure gonna make some mint chutney tonight. Eldereno: I've got outta control lemon balm too. Maybe we could extend this topic to include lemon balm ideas.

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My CSA is overloading me with mint and basil as well. Im going the mojito route with most of it :laugh:

I made the lamb meatballs from Keller's Ad Hoc last night and they were delicious, so if you have that book give them a try, they are easy and fantastic and will help you get rid of a little more mint.

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Thanks for the mint chutney recipe. Will give that a whirl soon. Once you make the mint syrup you can make instant mojitos of whatever flavor you want. I made strawberry ones last weekend and they were delicious! Rum +mint syrup +fresh lime juice +fruit of your choice +a few ice cubes buzzed up in the blender and you're done. Best Big Girl Smoothies ever!

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try adding a hand full of chopped mint sauteed greens like swiss chard, kale and spinach just before you pull them off the heat. It adds a whole new depth of flavor.

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Can you eat that?

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