Classic French Mignonette

This is a very simple recipe and is hundreds of years old. Just add finely sliced shallots to either a red wine vinegar or a champagne vinegar and season with fresh ground pepper. That is it. 

  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 2 cups of vinegar (red wine or champagne)
  • Fresh ground pepper.

Apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegars do not really work that well in this recipe. The acidity of the grapes is needed to give this sauce its classic taste.

Some chefs will also add fresh herbs to the mignonette sauce.

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