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Fresh Oysters With A Mignonette Dressing

Fresh oysters served with a mignonette dressing, there is a reason this classic French shallot dressing has been served with oysters for 100's of years! Enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Marinate dressing1 hr
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Dinner Party, Entertaining, entree
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Dinner party inspiration, Dressing, entree, French, French shallot vinaigrette, Mignonette dressing, Oysters, Seafoos, Sharing platter
Servings: 4
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Sara-Jane Bowness


  • 1 doz Fresh ½ shell oysters See notes
  • 2 Shallots (Eshallots) Peeled, finely diced
  • ¼ cup Red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup Mineral water
  • Salt and pepper To taste


  • Place diced shallots, red wine vinegar and mineral water into a small bowl and mix well.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and a good grind of black pepper, place in the fridge and allow the dressing to marinate for a couple of hours.
  • To prepare your oysters, check for any loose bits of shell. Then cut away the muscle that holds the oyster to the shell.
  • To serve, place the oysters on a bed of ice with a side of the mignonette dressing and enjoy!



Notes: For this recipe we used pacific oysters, but check what oysters are sustainable in your region.  We recommend always knowing where your oysters have come from and how they have been harvested.  So we can keep enjoying them for years to come!