Oysters on the Half Shell with Sriracha Mignonette Recipe

Molly Aronica


  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • ½ tablespoon Sriracha 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 dozen fresh oysters, cleaned and shucked (I used Nantucket Bay oysters, but any variety will work)

It's tough to beat the simplicity of raw oysters topped with a bright and tangy mignonette — the balance of flavors is developed and complex but the preparation is quick and easy.

While developing this recipe I was worried that the boldness of the fresh ginger and Sriracha chili sauce would overpower the refined flavor of the oysters, but the combination turned out very well. The warming heat from the Sriracha mingled with the earthy tones of the ginger and the bite of the shallot complimented the briny oysters perfectly. Feel free to adjust the heat level to your desired preference, but try not to go overboard with it. 

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Whisk together the ginger, shallot, Sriracha, lemon juice, and vinegar in a small bowl. Serve the mignonette immediately with the oysters or let it chill in the fridge until you're ready to use it. 


Calories per serving:

88 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Kidney Friendly, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 14g 21%
  • Carbs 39g 13%
  • Saturated 3g 16%
  • Fiber 2g 6%
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 58g 116%
  • Cholesterol 300mg 100%
  • Sodium 642mg 27%
  • Calcium 67mg 7%
  • Magnesium 145mg 36%
  • Potassium 1,180mg 34%
  • Iron 32mg 175%
  • Zinc 100mg 666%
  • Phosphorus 1,001mg 143%
  • Vitamin A 486µg 54%
  • Vitamin C 57mg 94%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 29%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 83%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 62%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 23%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 77µg 19%
  • Vitamin B12 96µg 1,600%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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