In Episode 229 of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer delve into the fascinating world of oysters, focusing on their significance in Pacific Northwest cuisine and the unique farming methods used in Vancouver Island. From discussing the rich history of oysters in the region to exploring the pristine waters surrounding Vancouver Island and their impact on flavor, Chef Jonathan and William provide valuable insights into the cultivation, cooking techniques, and wine pairings for these delectable shellfish. Join them on a culinary journey as they uncover the secrets of these ocean delicacies.
Classic Mignonette sauce is a simple and flavorful accompaniment for fresh oysters, known for its tangy and slightly sweet taste. Here's a traditional recipe for making Mignonette sauce:
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons finely minced shallots
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Optional: a pinch of salt to taste
In a small bowl, combine the red wine vinegar, finely minced shallots, cracked and black pepper,. Stir well to mix all the ingredients together.
Taste the Mignonette sauce and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If desired, add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate the Mignonette sauce for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Before serving, give the Mignonette sauce a final stir to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
To serve, spoon a small amount of the Mignonette sauce over freshly shucked oysters on the half-shell just before eating. Alternatively, serve the Mignonette sauce alongside the oysters in a small dish for dipping.
Mignonette sauce is best when made fresh and served immediately, but it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container. Give the sauce a quick stir before using it to refresh the flavors.
Feel free to customize the Mignonette sauce to your taste preferences by adjusting the quantities of shallots, black pepper, . Some variations include adding minced fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, or tarragon for added flavor complexity.
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