Oysters with Mignonette

Cold water makes good oysters, and in winter, they're at their plump, luscious best. West Coast varieties, such as Kumamotos and Olympias, have a creamy sweetness we can't resist.

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  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Oysters on the half shell


  1. 1. In a small bowl, whisk together champagne vinegar, lemon juice, horseradish, shallots, and sugar.
  2. 2. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve as a topping for oysters.
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