Oysters with Lemon Herb Mignonette

Explosion of flavors with every mouthful.

By: kyoord
Oysters with Lemon Herb Mignonette

Savor the delightful combination of flavors with our Oysters with Lemon Herb Mignonette recipe! Expertly crafted by Charlotte Candler, this dish combines the savory taste of fresh oysters with a zesty and aromatic sauce, resulting in a mouth-watering fusion of flavors in every bite.

The sautéed garlic provides a deliciously savory taste, complemented by the combination of tarragon and minced chives that adds an aromatic herb flavor. A squeeze of lemon juice, along with its zest, offers a tangy taste that brilliantly amplifies the natural flavors of the oysters.

Indulge in an exquisite culinary experience with a sophisticated appetizer of freshly shucked oysters dressed in a tangy lemon herb mignonette. Elevate the dish with a garnish of flavorful green almonds for a truly elevated dining experience.

Oysters are a highly nutritious food that offers a range of benefits, including a rich source of high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential minerals like zinc and iron. Research has shown that zinc supplements can enhance sexual function in women after menopause. Oysters also contain a wealth of vitamin B12, unique antioxidants, and copper, packed into a low-calorie and low-fat form.


  • Two cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • One handful of tarragon
  • One handful of chives (minced)
  • Juice of half a lemon + zest 
  • 3 tbsp of EVOO
  • Green almonds (for finishing)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Sauté two cloves of finely chopped garlic, one handful of tarragon, one handful of finely minced chives, and juice of half a lemon + zest in 3 tbsp of olive oil until fragrant.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool. 
  3. Shuck oysters and arrange on a platter.
  4. Drizzle lemon herb mignonette over fresh oysters.
  5. Finish with green almonds.

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