Oysters on the Half Shell with Rosé Mignonette

Great oysters are delicious "naked," as Island Creek founder Skip Bennett says, but sometimes chef Jeremy Sewall dresses them up with a mignonette (vinegar sauce) like this one, made with sparkling rosé.

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  • Servings: 8


  • 1/2 cup sparkling rosé
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 dozen oysters, shucked
  • Shaved ice, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a bowl, combine the rosé, shallots, vinegar and pepper. Arrange the oysters on a bed of ice and serve with the mignonette

Make Ahead

The mignonette can be refrigerated for up to 6 hours. Serve chilled.

Suggested Pairing

The freshness of raw oysters is a terrific match for effervescent sparkling wine. To go with this rosé mignonette, pour a sparkling rosé like the wild strawberry–scented Raventós i Blanc de Nit Cava from Spain.

Contributed By Photo © Michael Turek Published August 2011

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