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Monday, April 26, 2010

Orange-Ginger Mignonette


A mignonette is typically a vinegar sauce served with oysters or clams, many will argue that an oyster needs nothing at all and I am often inclined to agree with that but once you taste this sauce you will want it on all of your seafood.

Orange-Ginger Mignonette

3/4 c Fresh orange juice
1 c rice wine vinegar
2 tb Minced ginger
1 tb Minced garlic
1/4 tp minced thai red chile (the hotter the better)
1 tb Agave syrup
1/2 c Minced green onion
1 tb orange zest
Salt; to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper;

Mix all ingredients together and let it sit for 30 minutes for the flavors to meld.


Spoon over freshly shucked raw oysters or even your favorite poached, fried or broiled fish. We had this sweet, tangy, spicy deliciousness on oysters and whole fried fish.

26 comments:

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

yum! I've been loving oysters lately. They're good plain, but its nice to jazz them up once in a while too!

An all you can eat sushi place just opened here and they have raw oysters. It's dangerous. I think I ate my weight in them last week!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

The first time I tried oysters, I described the sauce I had with them as a vinagrette, albeit chunky. Today I've learnt....and I have to agree that for me (at least), oysters need the mignon of the mignonette to make them worth it!

LaDivaCucina said...

That's a big ass oyster there my friend! Is it a gulf oyster?

Do you know if you have to avoid oysters in summer months anymore like in the "old days?"

I was looking at your last few posts, you are a man after my own heart, loads of eggs and potatoes! Great together or apart!

I'll be back, I like your cooking style and photos!

snugs said...

Christo posted a recipe!! Hark the herald angels sing!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Love the idea of an orange-ginger flavored mignonette. Now I need the oysters.

Lea Ann said...

I want that sauce on all of my seafood and I haven't even tasted it. Thanks for sending this along.

Juliana said...

Oh! This look so good...I love oysters and the orange-ginger mignonette sounds delicious :-)

Jenn said...

Oooo dear....I want oysters now!!!

Creative Mish said...

This looks delish! I may have to have fresh Yaquina Bay oysters fedexed to me

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Beautiful photos. I think a little dressing on an oyster is just guilding the lily.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh this looks delicious great sauce, I write the blog for a FL citrus grower could I feature your recipe and link to you?

Rebecca

theUngourmet said...

The sauce looks so very zippy and delicious. I don't do raw oysters but I would love to try it over fish! :)

Vickie said...

Oh Dear, this post is a teaser . . . and I love it! I'll be trying this recipe on some seafood in the very near future. I'd love to taste one of those yummy looking oysters.

Anette said...

Oh you are advanced these days! That looks very elegant! (but a bit scary with oysters)

俊茹 said...

how do u do?

nora@ffr said...

yumm!!! can nearly taste the sauce!! ;) luuuurrrrvvvee sea food speacilly oyster and lately my hubby also loving it!! i shud try this way doggyy!!

whatscookingwithdoc said...

That is looking awesome over some fresh Giulf seafood this weekend. That sauce and ceviche- inspiration!
Thanks DB

Angie's Recipes said...

In your last entry, I asked where you actually live...well, what a silly and unneccesary question....you obviously live in a food paradise!

teresa said...

i have never even tried oysters before, but i'm dying to slurp that up!

A Year on the Grill said...

whoop dee doo.. let's saddle up to the oyster bar!!!

buffalodick said...

I like oysters, but need them slightly cooked- Oysters Bienville is a favorite of mine..

pinknest said...

I love mignonette on oysters, I don't care. Slurp.

A Canadian Foodie said...

I did the black pepper and Asian Pear one from Momofuku cookbook recently and it was really fresh and delicious like this one looks. Did not over power the oyster, but was a perfect pairing. This one looks divine.
thank you!
:)
Valerie

Jackie at Phamfatale.com said...

This reminds me of my last trip to New Orleans. The oysters were fantastic. A little sour and spicy note can't hurt. I could eat a large tray of oysters with the mignonette. mmm

Simon Food Favourites said...

i'll have to try. i love oysters with just a bit of lemon but this sounds like it would be really good :-)

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Sounds and looks delicious. I love citrus flavors with ginger.
Sam

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