Sour Orange Mignonette Sauce for Oysters

A bright sauce to bring out the best in any oven-roasted or grilled oyster.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cooked shellfish, oysters, sauce
Servings: 120 oysters
Calories: 2


  • 1 ¾ cups Seville orange juice (about 8 oranges)
  • ¼ cup Champagne vinegar
  • 2 large shallots finely chopped
  • ½ tsp sugar granulated


  • Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl until sugar dissolves.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Use on grilled oysters or oven-roasted oysters


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Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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