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Freshly Shucked Oysters
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5 from 4 votes

Raw Oysters with Ginger-Lime Mignonette

When oysters are fresh, you really don't need much to enjoy them. My favorite preparation is to mix up a ginger-lime mignonette with just a touch of heat.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger, lime, oysters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 8kcal
Author Evan Kalman


  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/2 serrano pepper seeded and finely diced
  • 12 oysters shucked


  • Stir together the lime juice, vinegar, sugar, ginger, and pepper in a small bowl. Let sit for at least 10 minutes to let the flavors combine. Spoon over the oysters and serve on crushed iced.


  • A few hours before: Prepare the mignonette sauce and refrigerate in an airtight container
  • Just before serving: Shuck the oysters, spoon the mignonette on top, and serve on a bed of crushed ice.


Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Iron: 1mg