Jun. 8, 2009 2:12 pm
Updated: Jun. 14, 2009 8:46 am
I’ve told you about the mint that ate my garden? Well this weekend I turned the tables on the green menace and ate up some mint. My little skirmish didn’t win the war, but the score was foodelicious 1, monster mint 0.
I got lots of great suggestions from visitors to my blog, but I ended up making a batch of chutney that used up a whole two and a half cups of mint. Can you imagine what that much mint would have cost in the store? It’s about $2 for a little half ounce plastic packet, so you do the math. (Yeah, yeah…it would have cost me a mint.)
So what goes with mint chutney? What doesn’t? One night it was a bright, refreshing relish with chicken kabobs marinated in yogurt and curry, and another night it zinged up some simple grilled shrimp. And for lunch one day we spooned a little on our leftover pot roast sandwiches.
It was just so right!
So yeah, that mint can sit there in the corner of the garden looking invincible. But I just saw a recipe for Sugar Snap Peas with Mint. And my snap peas are ripe for the picking.
After tonight it will be foodelicious 2, mint 0. (Watch…when I get home the mint be in the kitchen sharpening the knives and grinning at me.)
Thanks for the visit, and happy minty cooking!
The mint that ate my garden.
Chutney with Mint
Curried chicken kabobs, mint chutney, and mango sauce.