Traditional Mignonette Sauce Recipe

A simple combination of white wine vinegar, shallots, and pepper is a bright complement to raw oysters.

Traditional Mignonette Sauce
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Makes about 1/4 cup


  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot

  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Stir together all ingredients; let sit at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour before serving.

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