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Raw Oysters with Beer Mignonette Recipe: A Twist to the Classic Pair

Meya Cortez (@meyacortez)

Meya Cortez (@meyacortez),
Jerome Jocson (@emowredge)

Jica Simpas (@jicasimpas)

Raw oysters and mignonette are timeless. The sauce, traditionally made of shallots, vinegar, and cracked pepper, provides a nice balance to the brininess of the shellfish. Our beer mignonette recipe still does that; but with the addition of beer, there’s a whole new dimension of flavor to it.

Since this beer mignonette only needs a few things, it’s key that you use high-quality ingredients (including fresh raw oysters). That doesn’t necessarily mean expensive, though. Our advice is to use ingredients that you’ve worked with before; and that you’re sure you like.

Raw Oysters with Beer Mignonette Recipe

Difficulty

Easy

Serving Size

4 people

Active Time

15 mins

Total Time

2 hrs

Beer Mignonette

  • 1/2 small red onion, minced
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 bottle/can light beer
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Oysters

  • 1 dozen fresh oysters, shucked

Instructions for Raw Oysters with Beer Mignonette

  1. Pour the beer into a measuring cup and let sit in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until slightly frozen.
  2. In the meantime, combine red onion, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the beer is slightly icy, mix about 1/4 cup into the vinegar mixture.
  4. Serve alongside fresh oysters.

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