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May 12, 2012 02:08 PM

Mint coming out my ears!!!!

After many years of measly mint in my yard, I finally have a huge mint farm.....tons of it. And I mean tons. I use it in pestos, drinks & salads. Does anyone have any other ideas to use this stuff up or to perserve it?

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    1. We add mint to a very simple summer pasta dish of red grapes (halved and seeded), mild Italian sausage, grated cheese and short noodle (i.e. rigatoni).

      1. dry leaves and make tea-
        place leave in icecube tray and freeze
        make a mint pesto

        1. I use it in 2 chicken marinades: Cook's Illustrated Peruvian Roasted Chicken with garlic and lime (I just roast it like I would any other chicken as the instructions are too fussy for me) and Epicurious' chicken with cumin and mint (I think that's what it is called) You can find both through a google search

          The CI marinade works well on chicken pieces as well.

          1. I picked a 2 gallon ziplock full of it today for a barbeque we're going to... for mojitos!