pink peppercorn mignonette

The striking pink hue of this mignonette served alongside fresh oysters makes a very festive and beautiful platter. The mignonette makes enough for 1 dozen oysters.

1/4 medium shallot, finely minced
2 tablespoons champagne (or white wine) vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pink peppercorns
Kosher salt
1/4 cup sparkling rosé 
12 freshly shucked oysters, for serving

  1. In a small bowl, combine shallot and vinegar and let stand for 5 minutes. Add peppercorns, a pinch of salt and sparkling rosé and stir to combine. Serve immediately. 

cook’s note: You can crush the peppercorns in either a mortar and pestle or pepper grinder, or place them on a cutting board and carefully press down on them with the underside of a frying pan.