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Oysters With Mignonette Sauce

Lately, we’ve been feasting on oysters whenever possible (every other week). My husband makes a mignonette sauce to be paired with them and the combination is just mouthwatering.

oyster mignonette sauceThe mignonette sauce basically takes the place of a squeeze of lemon juice. It’s actually much better.

There’s a basic mignonette sauce with main ingredients of vinegar and shallots. However, because I can’t stand the taste of uncooked shallots or any onions, the husband modified the sauce. I think his rendition is much better than the typical boring one!

oyster mignonette sauce3Recipe is fairly easy. Combine and whisk the following ingredients in a bowl. AllĀ  measurements can be altered based on preference. Best if cooled in fridge prior to serving.

1/4 cup minced apple (green apples are best, can be replaced with mango), 1/4 cup minced cucumber, 1/4 cup rice vinegar (or regular white vinegar), pinch of sugar, pinch of salt, juice of half a lemon, 1 minced Thai chili pepper, teaspoon of finely chopped cilantro (or parsley)

oyster mignonette sauce2Next time You & Mr. Oyster connect, brighten his day with some mignonette sauce. He’ll thank you for it!

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11 Comments

  1. Oh! What oysters are you eating? My partner and I are obsessed with oysters, recently on a trip to Boston we went to the Island Creek Oyster Bar, and had some delicious new varieties!!!

  2. Crystal

    Mmmmm… thanks for sharing! I LOVE oysters and that sounds amazing.

  3. E.

    Fabulous recipe and so easy! I usually take my raw oysters with a dab of cocktail sauce and a cracker, but this is so much classier and more glamorous. Photography is gorgeous, as aways!

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