Sunday, June 27, 2010


As you are all well aware by now, I am an enthusiastic subscriber to the "maximum taste, minimum effort" school of cooking - and this sauce could be the school's emblem!!!

This is a redcurrant jelly, mint and orange sauce and it goes beautifully with roast lamb, wonderfully with lamb cutlets and is simply heavenly in a lamb sandwich!!!!!!

I use it to glaze  lamb chops (cutlets) before I cook them on the barbecue or ridged pan, and then add some more just before I serve them.  I use it instead of butter in a sandwich - virtuous deliciousness.  It is just sooo much nicer than mint sauce to serve with roast lamb, particularly if your lamb has been studded with garlic, rosemary and lemon.

The one stipulation is that you use a good quality redcurrant jelly, with as high a fruit content as possible - it really makes a difference, I have made the mistake of using an own brand jar (they had run out of the good stuff) and would never do it again!!  This recipe is a "Delia"!

Redcurrant, Orange and Mint Sauce

4 tbsp           redcurrant jelly
Finely grated zest from 1 medium orange
2 tbsp           finely chopped mint

Place these ingredients in a bowl and stir well , making sure that there are no lumps.
Decant to a serving bowl.
Wait for the ohhhs and ahhhs!!


Rhyleysgranny said...

This looks lovely I can't help laughing. Even though you said at the top it was minimum effort I was still expecting to scroll down to a complex list of ingredients and instructions. Ha Ha.I love lamb so I definitely will be trying this. Don't know if it will impress the old man though. He is stubbornly traditional in that he has to have his mint sauce.I need a rolling eyes emoticon here. LOL

Brownieville Girl said...

So funny Granny!!!

Just tell him it's mint sauce with redcurrant added!!

Plenty of that stubbornness in this house!!!

Saffy said...

Oooh love simple-but-delic things - I sense a roast lamb meal in our house very soon. Yum!

Lilly Higgins said...

Looks great and so easy! The salad from your veg box scheme in your last post looks amazing too! Wow! Isn't summer just the best for eating healthy. It's just not stew weather!

Lucie said...

This looks great and does sound easy! I subscribe to your school of cookery too! Lucie x

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love simple sauces like this! It sounds fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Looks great...and the photo is so professional too!

Sook said...

So many ways to enjoy this delicious sauce! Thanks for sharing!

Jemima said...

"maximum taste, minimum effort" - amen to that! As you know I am planning on doing my own wedding cake - I intend to look back through your old cake posts Browniegirl!! x