My soup maker has just gone beep to tell me my soup is ready - looking forward to it! It is actually sweet potato and mint soup which I discovered is a really nice combination! I got the idea from a Rizzoli and Isles episode of all places.
For those that know the programme, it was when the Dirty Robber went a bit posh. Jane and Maura are there having sweet potato fries and Maura eats one with a mint leaf from the plant on the table and says it tastes really good. Not long after seeing the episode I was making some sweet potato soup and thought it was worth a try. I chucked in a few sprigs along with everything else and was really pleased with the result. It doesn't taste minty as such but it gives the soup a lift - well, I think it does!
Any other ideas for combinations you might not immediately think of?
Oddly I'm not overly fan of mint flavoured things apart from mint chocolate ... that's a sure fire winner to me ... but I love fresh mint tea. It has to literally be fresh mint in hot water though. Or the same chilled. Teabags are not an option.
doesn't matter what the roast is there has to be mint sauce on the table,
That would explain why the Toby Carvery always has mint sauce but never does lamb! Always wondered! I can't imagine having mint sauce with anything but lamb. Then again, I like apple sauce with turkey (we always had it when I was little) and OH considers me odd. This from the person who has yorkshires with everything and eats combos like baked beans and gravy on the same plate or parsley sauce on his fish and gravy on his chips. *shudders* Yuk1
I love mint with lamb but don't out it with anything else and I don't like the stuff out the jar. Fresh mint please but as I grow masses of mint ... I have a mint bed on the allotment lol ... that's possibly almost all year round for me.
Love, love, love horseradish with beef. But do also like mustard. Apple sauce with pork and also with goose and chicken. Redcurrant jelly with duck. We never eat roast turkey but I'd be happy with apple or cranberry sauce if I did.