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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette

The word mignonette refers to the coarsely crushed peppercorns in this simple shallot-and-vinegar sauce. It can be made up to 12 hours ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

  • prep: 25 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 12
Photography: John Kernick

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup minced shallot (from 1 to 2 shallots)
  • 2 teaspoons pink peppercorns, crushed with the side of a knife
  • 1/2 cup Champagne vinegar
  • 24 oysters, scrubbed, shucked, and left on the half shell
  • Ice (small cubes or crushed), for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Stir together shallot, peppercorns, and vinegar in a small bowl. Arrange oysters over ice. Serve with mignonette and lemon wedges.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2013

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