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Old 06-25-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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Advice for Fresh Mint?

I am writing about fresh mint today. I used it in a chicken recipe last week and it was divine. What do you use mint in? Any growing tips?

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Old 06-25-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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i wouldnt mind hearing some suggestions, too....we have been growing some mint, and aside from a mojito or two, im not sure what to use it in

i wonder if it would be good in a spicy mango salsa?
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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I did make Mojio chicken the other day. It was awesome-light rum, mint, lime juice marinade-it was really good!
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:18 AM   #4
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we cook mint gastrique at school, & you could garnish desserts with that & mint leaves. you can make a mint pesto.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:21 AM   #5
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Can you post the chicken with mint recipe? Sounds intriguing.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:22 AM   #6
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Put a handful of leaves in the pot when you brew tea--good hot or iced.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:34 AM   #7
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I love it in fruit salad. I chiffonade it and sprinkle it over the fruit.
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A final touch to a dessert is nice. Adding it to a summer cold pasta salad is fun as well as long as you don't add to much. You can also add a little to a spinach pesto. Just remember a little goes a long way. Also as far as growing tips go. Mint can take over a garden. Last year I had a spearmint plant and the year I have chocolate mint growing in my garden.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:37 AM   #9
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Here is the recipe (as I wrote it-I can't post links yet):

Mint Mojito chicken
one lime
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons light rum
5 tablespoons fresh mint
4-5 boneless chicken breasts

Take the lime and shave off the green peel into your blender. I love my zester, but because you are blending it, you could use a potato peeler if you do not have a zester. Careful to only get the green part of the lime, the white part (the pith) does not taste good. Add the olive oil, rum, and washed mint in too. Mix until pureed.

Pour the marinade in a freezer bag with the chicken. Let it sit and work magic for about eight hours or so.

You can grill or bake your chicken. If you are grilling, cook, covered over medium coals for about ten minutes, turning half way through. Make sure it is not pink on the inside before serving. If you are baking, brown each side in a saute pan for about three minutes on each side of the breasts. Place on baking sheet and cook at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, or until no longer pink on the inside. Serve hot!
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:17 PM   #10
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mint brownies are good
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