Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce
Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Oysters are supposed to be an aphrodisiac. I'm not so sure about that, but I really like eating them. They make for a nice light appetizer paired with a glass of Champagne-perfect for a romantic dinner.
Shucking oysters can be difficult, so just ask your fishmonger to do it for you and pack them on ice.
1 Shallot, Minced
¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
¼ Cup Sherry Vinegar
Lemon Wedges, for Garnish
8 Oysters on the Half Shell
Pinch of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Mix shallots, vinegars, sugar, and pepper until sugar dissolves. Serve oysters on the half shell on a bed of crushed ice, with mignonette sauce on the side and garnished with lemon wedges.
This recipe is also featured in my cookbook!