this could be a summer cocktail if you substitute vodka for fish sauce. but it's not. iced dipping sauce for noodles, marinades, salad dressing. tonight with sockeye, rice noodles, lettuce. the korean mint tastes like our...
domestic mint's exotic sister. like the asian basil it has spicey hint of anise and fennel though i'm not quite satisfied with that comparison.
here's hoping this little start takes off because i've got high hopes. the local oyster farm just opened for the summer and i'm thinking belons with a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped korean mint.
ever make a 'old fashioned' or mint julip? the dipping sauce is similar. muddle garlic, fresh hot pepper (i like habanero and serrano), ginger, and several T's sugar to paste. add some korean mint and thai basil and muddle more. several T's fish sauce (or vodka?) and several more T's cold water and a couple ice cubes. nectar. can be a adhesive to bond a dinner together. like meatballs of ground pork (or?), panko, egg, 1-2T nectar. broil/bbq/fry. serve with rice/noodles, cooked/fresh greens and more nectar on the side.