Sparkling Oyster Mignonette

cuisine French
difficulty Simple
season Year Round
serves 6
1/2 cup sparkling wine 2 tablespoons (about 1 large) minced shallot 2 tablespoons Granny Smith Apple, 1/8" (3.175 mm) minced 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 dozen oysters shaved ice, for the oyster serving platter


  1. Whisk the wine, shallot, apple, vinegar and pepper together.
  2. Place in the refrigerator and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Place shaved ice on a platter just before shucking.
  4. Shuck (LEARN TO SHUCK) the oysters and place on the platter.
  5. Serve immediately with the mignonette.


Kitchen Notes
The mignonette can be refrigerated for up to 2 hours - 6 hours if the champagne is added just before serving. Serve chilled.