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Impress your holiday guests with this fabulous oyster dish!

Oysters mignonette
Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that oysters are a luxurious and impressive meal. If you’re a fan of these ocean treasures, you’re going to love this delicate, picante recipe!


What you’ll need

  • 60ml champagne vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 30ml finely diced shallots
  • 5ml sugar
  • 5ml freshly chopped chives or parsley
  • Pinch each of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 18 fresh oysters, shucked
  • Seaweed for garnishing

The how-to

  1. Combine all the mignonette ingredients and let the mixture stand for 30 minutes. Pour into a small serving jug or ramekin.
  2. Place the oysters, still each in their half shell, on a bed of ice garnished with seaweed.
  3. Serve with the mignonette sauce in the centre of the platter.

Tip: The leftover mignonette can be mixed at a 1:2 ratio with olive oil to make a delicious salad vinaigrette.

Brunch Across 11 Countries

Extracted from Brunch Across 11 Countries by Alix Verrips (Human & Rousseau; R390)

Looking for more delicious seafood recipes? Try this indulgent seafood curry or these sensational scallops.

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