Mignonette Sauce for Oysters Recipe

Mignonette Sauce for Oysters

Makes enough for 12 oysters.

This classic oyster accompaniment is quick and easy to make. Shallots and peppercorns are standard, but feel free to play with the acid. Almost any vinegar will do (except balsamic, due to its color). The shallots will mellow in the vinegar so this sauce is best made an hour or two in advance.


  • 1/3 cup champagne vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, finely crushed
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well to combine.
  2. Serve spooned over freshly shucked oysters.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 10
Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 40 mg
Carbohydrates: 3 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
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