What Do You Use Mint Jelly For
Edward R. Forte
May 16, 2022
Ohio but how wonderful it is to finally feel the warmth of the sun.Spring was late arriving here inbut how wonderful it is to finally feel the warmth of the sun.I am busy preparing my garden for planting and noticed the herbs and mints are coming up.A few years ago I had mint jelly on Lamb Chops for the first time and loved it.I finally gave up the search and have since been making mint jelly at home, which is easy and just as delicious!Greece and the Balkans serve mint in stuffed vine leaves.Combine with fresh lime juice to make a mojito inspired glaze for grilled shrimp.Combine mint jelly with a little horseradish for a pork roast glaze or garish.Serve mint jelly and cream cheese on crackers or bagels.Stir a teaspoon of lightly crushed mint into iced tea.For a refreshing cocktail, mix gin, sparkling water and crushed mint leaves.Both have a remarkable fresh taste and are highly aromatic, especially when cut or crushed.Sterilize canning jars and have water bath canner simmering while preparing jelly.Mix in the sugar, and place the pan over medium high heat.Ladle jelly into hot sterilized jars, attach the 2 piece lid and tighten to finger tip tight.Place jars in hot water bath canner and bring to a boil over high heat.I copied this template I made onto light cream heavy stock paper, and then cut along the green lines.I used a hole-punch to make a hole, attached a ribbon and tied the tag onto my mint jelly jar. .
3 Fresh Ways to Cook with Mint Jelly
Simmer a couple of spoonfuls with peaches and a jalapeño for a sweet and savory chutney—ideal with grilled pork or chicken. .
Mint Jelly Recipe
Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat.Measure out 1 and 2/3rd cups of the mint liquid and place it back in the saucepan.Remove from heat and strain foam off of the top of the mixture with a spoon.Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/2 inch of tops.Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely.After the jars have cooled, check the seals by pressing middles of lids with finger. .
Recipe for Fresh Mint Jelly
Pour liquid into a damp jelly bag or a cheesecloth-lined sieve or colander over a bowl.In a clean stainless-steel saucepan, combine mint-flavored liquid, lemon juice and sugar and bring to a full rolling boil over high heat stirring constantly.Remove from heat and skim off foam working quickly because jelly may set.Process ½ pints and 8 oz jelly jars for 10 minutes. .
Fresh Mint Jelly Sauce Recipe for Lamb
Perhaps it is the combination of lamb's gamy and earthy tastes with the brightness and freshness of the mint that makes the duo so appealing, or that when farm-to-table was a standard way of eating, the herb grew plentifully next to where the livestock roamed. .
How Long Does Mint Jelly Last Once Opened?
The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of opened mint jelly, keep it refrigerated and tightly covered.Yes, provided it has been stored properly, the jar is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially jarred mint jelly will typically carry a Best By," "Best if Used By," Best Before, or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the mint jelly will remain at peak quality. .