Oysters with Lovage Mignonette

Oysters with Lovage Mignonette

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Oysters with Lovage Mignonette

Makes Enough for 1 Dozen Oysters
White Burgundy Wine

A mignonette is a vinegar & shallot based sauce commonly used to add complexity & bite to raw oysters. Because we love raw oysters, we also love mignonettes (see also our classic mignonette recipe & wasabi mignonette recipe). This one’s a little different, but incredibly delicious and worth tracking down lovage for.

Raw oysters dressed with this mignonette are briny and bright with a strong herbal note, especially from the celery-esque flavor of lovage. They make your mouth very happy indeed.

  • 1 tbsp Shallot, very finely minced
  • 2 tbsp Champagne Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lovage Leaves, thinly sliced (chiffonade)
  • 1 tsp Fresh Chives, sliced
  • 1 tsp Fresh Italian Parsley, minced
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Plus: Fresh Oysters of your choice (it’s incredible on kusshi oysters)



Stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl.

Spoon over fresh, just-shucked oysters on the half shell.


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