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Nov 16, 2006 01:58 PM

what to do with mint?

i just bought a huge bunch of mint on impulse, and now i don't know what to do with it. Anyone got any onteresting recipes that are quick and easy?

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  1. Mint ice cubes! You would need to have ice trays to do that, but they work nice in cocktails or iced tea.

    1. Add a few torn leaves to iced tea or lemonade and let it sit in the fridge for awhile.

      Trim the ends and put it in a small glass of water. If nothing else, it makes for a fragrant bouquet for the kitchen.

      1. I saw a recipe for a minted cranberry sauce in Saveur that sounded very refreshing. You just make a basic sauce, and toss in a couple of tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint at the very end.

          1. Make Tabouli! Wonderful with lots of fresh mint & parsley!

            Also mix mint & garlic into plain yogurt & use as a simple sauce/topping for meat, chicken, fish, roasted veggies...especially good with grilled eggplant...

            Check Persian & Turkish is widely used in middle eastern cuisines....

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            1. re: fauchon

              Along the same line, use with Kibbehs. My mother made great Kibbehs mixing Chopped onion, Soaked Bulgar, and Ground Beef with Mint... YUM!! :)


              1. re: Dommy

                Dommy, Would you be willing to part w/ her recipe? Sounds so wonderful.

                1. re: bryan

                  She actually doesn't have a recipe... she just kinda slapps things together with salt and pepper of course. Sometimes she puts this mixture on kababs... It's really yummy with roasted tomatoes smooshed over rice! :)