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Anise Hyssop Sauce

Makes: 1 cup

A sweet-sour sauce that’s great with lamb, from the Field Guide to Spices.

What to buy: Anise hyssop can be found at some farmers’ markets during the summer.


  1. 1Combine sugar, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Add anise hyssop leaves and flowers and return mixture to a boil.
  2. 2Turn off the heat and allow mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Pour through a sieve, pressing leaves to extract all liquid.
  3. 3Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Whisk into strained liquid. Bring mixture to a boil while whisking to thicken the sauce. Serve with roast lamb or veal.

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