Strawberry Mignonette Recipe (Oyster’s First Choice)

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Juicy Strawberry Mignonette Recipe
Indulge in the luscious flavors of our Juicy Strawberry Mignonette! Bursting with fresh strawberries, tangy vinegar, and a hint of spice, it's the perfect accompaniment to elevate your seafood dishes.

Hello, Guys, Austin here from Beyond The Bayou Blog again in front of you guys to make you feel calm and soothed from a new recipe today: Strawberry Mignonette Recipe.

Honestly speaking this recipe has a lot to tell about. A few years ago I did something that was maybe one of the toughest decisions I’ve made in a long time–I left a job that I was at for 12 years. I’m a pretty calm person and just go with the flow, but I have never felt that much anxiety in who knows how long! Am I making the right decision? What if I do not like my new job! Should I throw away 12 years? Take the risk or lose the chance right?

Well, that big change led to me having some downtime back home in New Orleans.  The great thing about it was that I was about to spend time with my family during Easter–something I’m never able to do since I work in retail. The best part is that I was able to cook for my family and hit up my favorite spots! One thing I was craving was fresh oysters and knew I could get a good price back home.

Going to the farmers market I was able to pick up some delicious Ponchatoula Strawberries and some beautiful long cayenne peppers. I do not know why I decided to make this strawberry mignonette. I remember in the restaurant the chef adding strawberries and beer into a braised mussels dish, so why not?

That was the first time I revived my passion for cooking after so long. Okay, so you may be wondering why we are trying it today? Simply, there are some modifications that we will make today to make it extra special. Try Chargrilled Oysters with it to make it extra special.

What Is Strawberry Mignonette?

For those who enjoy fish, there is a delicious sauce called strawberry mignonette. Fresh strawberries, shallots (a little onion-like vegetable), sugar, vinegar, and black pepper are the main ingredients. The vinegar gives it a sour edge, and the strawberries bring out their sweet and fruity flavor.

In a gourmet twist, it’s like a nice ketchup! Seafood meals, such as oysters, are common accompaniments. Adding a burst of brightness and elevating the flavor of seafood with each bite, its blend of peppery, sweet, and acidic characteristics makes it a wonderful complement to any dish.

Overview: How To Make Strawberry Mignonette?

Overview How To Make Strawberry Mignonette

Hey there, folks! Austin Carter here, bringing you a sensational recipe for Strawberry Mignonette. Get ready to elevate your seafood game with this easy-to-make, flavor-packed condiment.

To whip up this culinary delight, simply combine minced shallots, cracked black pepper, champagne vinegar, a touch of sugar (adjust to your taste), and a hint of chili pepper for a kick. But here’s the secret ingredient: fresh, juicy strawberries, minced to perfection. Let this heavenly mixture sit for 10 minutes to let the flavors mingle and intensify.

Once your Strawberry Mignonette is ready. Whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner party or simply treating yourself to a special seafood feast, these Strawberry mignonette sauces will make your taste buds dance.

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Strawberry Mignonette Recipe (Mingle with Mignonette)

Juicy Strawberry Mignonette Recipe

Indulge in the luscious flavors of our Juicy Strawberry Mignonette! Bursting with fresh strawberries, tangy vinegar, and a hint of spice, it's the perfect accompaniment to elevate your seafood dishes.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Austin Carter


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon


  • 2 tbsp shallots, minced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 ounces champagne vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp sugar adjust for taste
  • 1/4 tsp fresno, cayenne, or serrano chile
  • 3 tsp fresh strawberries, minced


  • Mince shallots and strawberries.
  • Combine shallots, black pepper, champagne vinegar, sugar, chili pepper, and strawberries in a bowl.
  • Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to meld flavors.
  • Shuck oysters if not already done.
  • Spoon the strawberry mignonette mixture on top of the shucked oysters.
  • Enjoy your delicious Strawberry Mignonette Oysters!


Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2g
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Time for The Tips!

  1. Balance Sweetness and Tanginess: Adjust the amount of sugar and vinegar to achieve the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess according to your taste preferences.
  2. Choose Fresh Ingredients: Opt for fresh strawberries and shallots for the best flavor. The freshness of the ingredients will enhance the overall taste of the mignonette sauce.
  3. Let it Meld: Allowing the mignonette mixture to sit for at least 10 minutes before serving allows the flavors to meld together, enhancing the overall taste.
  4. Presentation Matters: Spoon the strawberry mignonette generously over the shucked oysters for a visually appealing presentation. Garnish with a small slice of strawberry or a sprig of fresh herbs for an extra touch of elegance.
  5. Experiment: Feel free to experiment with different types of vinegar or peppers to customize the flavor of your mignonette sauce. You can also try adding other fruits like raspberries or mango for a unique twist.

What to Serve with Strawberry Mignonette?

What to Serve with Strawberry Mignonette

Storing and Managing for The Future!

  • If you have any leftover Strawberry Mignonette after you make it, store it in the fridge.
  • Put the date of preparation on the container’s label so you can keep track of how fresh it is.
  • Strawberry Mignonette has a week’s worth of shelf life when kept in the fridge.
  • Before using the mignonette again, mix the flavors by giving it a vigorous shake or swirl.
  • To avoid any dangers, it is preferable to destroy the mignonette if you see any changes in scent or appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I make this recipe without fresh strawberries?

A: Fresh strawberries provide the best flavor, but you can try using frozen strawberries that have been thawed as a substitute. Just make sure to drain any excess liquid before mincing.

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the mignonette ahead of time and let it sit in the refrigerator for the flavors to meld together before serving.

Q: Can I make this recipe without shallots?

A: Yes, you can omit the shallots if you prefer. However, they do add a nice depth of flavor to the mignonette.