Hog Wash & Mignonettes

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Mignonette is a classic and refreshing topping for raw oysters.  With a common base of light vinegar and shallot the home chef can make endless, creative variations of this traditional sauce.  Hog Wash, which is served at the Hog Island Oyster Bars, is Hog Island's take with an added kick of jalapeno, cilantro and lime.

 

Hog Wash
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup natural rice vinegar
1 large shallot, peeled and finely diced
1 large Jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
1/2 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
juice of 1 lime

Balsamic Mignonette
1/2 cup quality Balsamic vinegar
1 large shallot, peeled and finely diced
1 splash of sherry
cracked black pepper to taste

Classic French Mignonette
1/4 cup quality red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Champagne vinegar
1 larger shallot, peeled and finely diced
cracked black pepper to taste