Aug 4, 2017

Apple Cucumber Mignonette

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
This mignonette provides a light, fruity and “summery” twist on the oft-used red wine and shallot accompaniment for oysters.

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This mignonette provides a light, fruity and “summery” twist on the oft-used red wine and shallot accompaniment for oysters. The bright condiment takes about 5 minutes to make and can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container. The recipe makes plenty to dress up a dozen oysters.

Apple Cucumber Mignonette

apple cucumber mignonette

What is Mignonette?

Mignonette is a French condiment served over oysters typically made with shallot, cracked pepper and vinegar. In this version it’s made with red wine vinegar and the addition of apples and cucumber for a twist.

How to Make Apple Cucumber Mignonette

  1. Combine. Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Let sit. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Serve. Serve about ¼ teaspoon on top of each oyster
apple cucumber mignonette

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brunoise green apple*
  • 2 tablespoons brunoise seeded cucumber
  • 1 tablespoons minced shallots
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions:

  • Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Serve about ¼ teaspoon on top of each oyster.

Notes:

*Note: A brunoise cut is a 1/8-inch dice.

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