Anise Hyssop Sauce Recipe

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.

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup anise hyssop leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine 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. Turn off the heat and allow mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Pour through a sieve, pressing leaves to extract all liquid.
  3. Combine 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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