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How to make delicious mignonette sauce!


  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced.

  • 1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper.

  • 1 cup red wine vinegar.

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice.



  1. Prepare Shallot: Peel and finely mince 1 shallot.

  2. Crack Black Pepper: Measure 1 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper.

  3. Combine Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the minced shallot and cracked black pepper.

  4. Add Red Wine Vinegar: Pour 1 cup of red wine vinegar into the bowl with the shallot and black pepper.

  5. Squeeze Lemon Juice: Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to the mixture.

  6. Mix Thoroughly: Stir the ingredients together until well combined.

  7. Refrigerate: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the mignonette sauce to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate the sauce until you are ready to serve it with oysters.

  8. Serve: When ready, spoon the mignonette sauce over freshly shucked oysters and enjoy!


This recipe makes approximately 1 cup of delicious Mignonette Sauce.


Feel free to adjust the quantities of shallot, black pepper, or other ingredients according to your taste preferences. The mignonette sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days, allowing its flavors to meld and intensify.

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