3 Things You Can Do With Mint

3 Things You Can Do With Mint
Mint Leaves

Here are three of our favorite recipes using this slightly peppery herb. You can use it to flavor savory and sweet dishes

1. Almond- Mint Pesto

3 Things You Can Do With Mint

In a food processor, pulse 2 cups fresh mint (pudina), 1 clove garlic, 2 tbsp roasted salted almonds, ½ tsp freshly grated lemon peel, 1tbsp fresh lemon juice and ¼ tsp each salt and black pepper (kali mirch) powder, until coarsely chopped. To this add “ cup extra virgin olive oil; pure until it is coarsely ground. Toss the pesto with 500gm cooked pasta of your choice. (Makes ½ cup pesto.)


2. After-Dinner Chocolates
3 Things You Can Do With Mint

On a kitchen-towel-lined plate, arrange ½ cup mint (pudina) leaves in a single layer. Microwave on High for 40 seconds or until the leaves turn brittle. In a small bowl, microwave 75gm chopped semisweet chocolate, on High in 30-second increments until melted, stirring occasionally. Cool; dip leaves in chocolate. Transfer to a plate lined with butter paper. Refrigerate to set. Makes about 2 dozen.


3. Savoury Grilled Fish

3 Things You Can Do With Mint

Preheat the grill at 180°C. To make the relish, combine ¾ cup mint (pudina), finely chopped; ¼ cup roasted red pepper, chopped and ¼ cup pitted green olives, chopped. Rub 1tbsp olive oil on 4 (175gm) catfish or pomfret fillets. Sprinkle with ¼ cup mint, chopped, and ¼ tsp pepper. Grill for about 5 minutes or until opaque, turning once. Top with relish. Serves 4


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