Mint Basting Sauce (For Grilling Meats)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

A simple basting sauce for summer barbecues. Make ahead; mixture should stand several hours or overnight. Good on steaks, chicken or lamb chops. Please adjust sauce to your taste: I found it hard to measure quantities I usually just throw into a mixing bowl ...!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure mint leaves loosely: I am not sure how much I use. Chop them very finely.
  2. Mix all the ingredients and whisk well.
  3. Pour into a glass or ceramic jug, or into a canning bottle, cover, and let stand for several hours or overnight.
  4. Whisk again before use. Brush over chops, steaks or chicken while grilling.
Most Helpful

Great all-purpose basting sauce that would be equally good as a marinade or even a salad dressing. I made half a batch last night and left it to 'cure' in the fridge. I used it tonight on some deluxe lamb cutlets. I spooned the sauce over the cutlets about 15 minutes before grilling them and let them sit. I wished I had put it on much earlier, so the flavours had a chance to build even more. So I recommend making an early start to the basting. My photos are before and after grilling. I had to cook inside tonight because we're having a heat wave and a complete fire ban, so no outdoor cooking. Thanks so much for posting.

Leggy Peggy January 16, 2014