Try it in gelato, lamb chops, bruschetta, lobster rolls (and Classic Mint Juleps, of course)

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme might have inspired a catchy tune, but mint evokes visions of riches.

As herbs go, it consorts with better-heeled companions than most ― bourbon and sugar in frosty silver glasses on hot derby days, bittersweet chocolate over plump scoops of Italian gelato.

But just as mint can cover more territory than you’d expect in your garden, it can reach far beyond predictable matches in your kitchen. We’ve freshly minted a few other culinary couples ― lobster and mango, scallops and peas, lamb and parmesan cheese ― for entrées rich in flavor.Recipes: Mint Gelato with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce


Classic Mint Julep

Seared Scallops in Mint Broth with Peas and Roasted Tomatoes

Parmesan-Herb Lamb Chops with Mint Aioli

Mango-Mint Lobster Rolls

Brownie-Mint Ice Cream Stacks

Eggplant with Mint Bruschetta

Minty Tabbouleh with Preserved Lemon

Chamomile Lavender Mint Iced Tea

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