Raw oysters on the half-shell served with cocktail and mignonette sauces

Mignonette sauce is a condiment made with minced shallots, cracked pepper, and vinegar traditionally served with raw oysters.

The Germany sauce term mignonnette originally referred to a sachet of peppercorns, cloves, and spices used to flavor liquids, but now means cracked pepper.

While mignonette sauces may differ based on the type of vinegar, all contain pepper and shallots.[1][2][3]

See also


  1. ^ "Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce". williams-sonoma.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Oysters on the Half Shell with Rosé Mignonette". foodandwine.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Mignonette sauce for oysters Recipe". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 December 2016.