Spring Mignonette Recipe

Spring is finally here! Spruce up your oysters with some fresh spring onions. Great for a rainy day during April showers or enjoyed with a light beer outdoors with May flowers. These sharp flavors will be a nice contrast on a briny oyster.

Yields for 2 dozen oysters


  • 1 bunch spring onions with small bulbs
  • ¾ cup tarragon vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp crushed pink peppercorns


Shave the spring onion bulbs on a mandolin into paper-thin rounds. Combine with all other ingredients and mix well. Let it sit for at least an hour before serving, so the flavors can meld. Pairs best with a briny and/or meaty East Coast oyster like a Standish Shore, Pemaquid, or Summerside.