Fun with Mint

Mint is a great herb, under-used in most Western cuisines. It is used extensively in Vietnamese and in Thai cooking. Here are just a few ways you can fiddle about with mint.

  • Flavour iced tea with sprigs of fresh mint, tarragon, and basil.
  • Toss steamed new potatoes, fresh peas, or sliced carrots with butter and chopped mint.
  • Try making pesto using equal amounts of mint and basil.
  • Marinate eggplant and zucchini in extra virgin olive oil, red-wine vinegar, and chopped fresh mint before grilling.
  • Add fresh mint to citrus or melon salsas.
  • Tie sprigs of mint in a bouquet garni, along with thyme, parsley, and rosemary, to flavor braised lamb.
  • You could also try Atay B'nahna: Moroccan Mint Tea