Fresh Oysters with 4 Easy Vinaigrettes

Fresh Oysters with 4 Easy Vinaigrettes

I love raw oysters and for me it’s all about the sauces to serve with them. Fresh lemon or tabasco is a fairly traditional way to eat them but I like to offer different vinaigrettes with mine to get the juices flowing. Each of these sauces take only a few minutes to whip up and make a great accompaniment with the raw oysters. For best results make them in advance and allow the flavors to develop prior to serving. You can combine them in a bowl to keep a little of the texture or use a blender for a smoother consistency. Each vinaigrette will serve approx 30 oysters.

Mignonette Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • Salt to taste

Ginger Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Thai chili sauce

Tropical Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple, finely diced,
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

Vodka Cucumber Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup, finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Fresh pepper to taste