Growing up with my mom we ate a lot of lamb on Sundays. I asked my mom why that was and she told me it was my Dad’s favorite meal. She would roast a leg of lamb with bone in on Sunday and we would eat it for 3 nights in a row in one form or another but always with some incredibly bright green mint jelly on the side.
My mom didn’t prepare a mint sauce like I’m suggesting you try here. It just wasn’t her style of cooking but it couldn’t be easier. I’m not sure you could go to the supermarket and buy a bunch of fresh mint like you can today. I guess we could have grown some in our garden, but I remember the garden was reserved for beets, carrots, parsley, potatoes, & tomatoes.
This recipe for mint sauce comes from Barbara Kafka’s Roasting, A Simple Art and is the perfect accompaniment for my roast leg of lamb recipe. It can be used right away or made ahead of time and served later.