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Too much mint?

fara Aug 20, 2013 03:08 PM

We have 3 bunches of spearmint, a lot for a small family. any ideas? I love mint sauces, ice cream, most likely anything

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    salsailsa Aug 20, 2013 08:19 PM

    This salad is terrific- Sounds weird but I really liked it.


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      firecooked Aug 20, 2013 09:34 PM

      I do a similar one... No olives, no parsley, and lemons if I don't have limes.

    2. THewat Aug 20, 2013 07:58 PM

      I grew up on a mint iced tea that I love. Making it proves a little elusive. I know it is made in a 1-gallon container, and that it includes 3/4 to 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 to 2/3 cup of "Real Lemon" lemon juice from the bottle, and a "large bunch" of mint. It also includes either 10 heaping teaspoons English Breakfast tea or 7 heaping teaspoons Earl Grey tea, which is steeped 10 minutes or 20 - 30 minutes, depending on which handwritten note card you're looking at. So: steep the tea in a little water. In the 1-gallon container, muddle the mint, sugar & lemon-like juice. Add the tea & mix to dissolve the sugar. Add cold water to mostly fill container & refrigerate. Tastes best in the company of people you love.

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        tastesgoodwhatisit Aug 20, 2013 07:36 PM

        Make ground beef or lamb kebabs with fresh mint ground up in the meat, and serve with a yoghurt-cucumber-mint sauce.

        Mint-lime soda, if you aren't up for mojitos.

        Chickpea salad with fresh tomatoes, celery, onions and mint, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.

        1. weezieduzzit Aug 20, 2013 04:21 PM

          If you're not able to use it all before it goes bad, mint simple syrup is easy to make and keeps for a long time in a sealed jar in the fridge.

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            autumm Aug 20, 2013 04:18 PM

            a little chopped mint with some watermelon is lovely and refreshing

            And mojitos. . .

            If you have booze storage space, I infused mint in rum for 2 days so I had a great fresh minty flavored rum for winter mojitos.

            1. Chinon00 Aug 20, 2013 03:45 PM

              Pea purée

              1. juliejulez Aug 20, 2013 03:39 PM

                These Chipotle Meatballs are delicious (and don't reek of mint, just have a little "something" extra added by it) http://www.cookstr.com/recipes/chipot...

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                  Lmrbest Aug 20, 2013 03:16 PM


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