Use the leftover fragrant mint oil as a marinade for chicken, lamb chops or firm white-fleshed fish or mix it with lemon juice for a refreshing salad dressing.

Grace Parisi
Recipe by Food & Wine April 1997

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Yield:
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Ingredients

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  • In a medium saucepan of boiling water, blanch the mint just until limp and bright green, about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the mint to a blender and pulse until finely chopped. With the machine on, add the oil in a thin stream and blend until pureed. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

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  • Add salt to the boiling water, then blanch the sugar snap peas until just tender and bright green, about 3 minutes. Drain well, transfer to a bowl and toss with about 1 tablespoon of the mint oil. Serve with lemon wedges.

  • Notes: Use the leftover fragrant mint oil as a marinade for chicken, lamb chops or firm white-fleshed fish or mix it with lemon juice for a refreshing salad dressing.