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Oysters Mignonette
Prep Time
15 mins
A classy, romantic way to start a meal … once you get shucking down, oysters are easier than you think! Champagne and French vinegar-based mignonette to drizzle dresses them up deliciously. You can easily double or triple this recipe for a crowd.
Servings: 6 oysters
Calories: 5 kcal
  • 6 oysters any variety
  • ¼ cup good quality champagne vinegar
  • 2 TB minced shallot
  • 1 tsp course ground black pepper
lemon slices and hot sauce for garnish
  1. Using your blender or food processor, pulse ice cubes to a coarse chop. Arrange on a shallow plate and tuck in the freezer until ready to use.
  2. Make mignonette: 

  3. Stir together champagne vinegar, shallot, and pepper and keep chilled until ready to serve. Can be made up to 1 hour before serving.

To prepare oysters:
  1. Scrub oysters under cold water. To open, hold the oyster curved side down in a dish towel and wriggle an oyster knife or small paring knife in the hinge of the shell until it releases. Carefully pull the knife along the inside of the top/flat shell to release oyster meat from shell. 

  2. Remove top/flat shell and discard, keeping oyster meat and liquor (or juices) in the bottom shell. Place bottom curved shell with oyster on ice. Repeat with remaining oysters and serve with chilled Champagne Mignonette, lemon slices, and hot sauce.
Recipe Notes

Tip: It’s a good idea to purchase additional oysters until you get the hang of shucking – shells can sometimes break.

Nutrition Facts
Oysters Mignonette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 11mg 0%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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