Carolina-Style Mignonette

Mignonette is a classic French vinegar-based sauce traditionally served with oysters. We gave it a Southern spin by adding a barbecue base with a touch of horseradish.

Yield: Makes 1 cup
Recipe from Southern Living

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Other: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coarse-grained Dijon mustard
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper


  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium-size nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 30 minutes. Cover and chill 2 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
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