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Mom’s Mint Sauce

Serves 6-8

Refreshing herbs of mint and parsley are found in this classic sauce for lamb, such as Roast Leg of Lamb.


  • 1 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 4 large shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley


  1. Bring vinegar and water to a boil with the sugar in a small pot. Add salt and stir to dissolve the sugar and salt completely. Reduce the heat to low.
  2. Place the shallots and herbs in a food processor and pulse to finely chop. Transfer to a small plastic food storage container. Pour the hot brine over top of the shallots and herbs to cover; place a lid on the container and chill until ready to serve or let marinate at room temperature until lamb is ready to serve.