RECIPE: Grilled Oysters with Sweet Butter and Classic French Mignonette 


Vineyard Haven oyster farmer, Noah Mayrand, shared this delicious recipe for buttery grilled oysters with Bluedot Living team.

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fresh oysters on a pan

RECIPE: Grilled Oysters with Sweet Butter and Classic French Mignonette 

  • Author: Noah Mayrand
  • Yield: Makes 36 oysters 1x


  • 36 fresh oysters, shucked

For the mignonette:

  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 23 finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Lots of fresh cracked black pepper (6 turns of a pepper mill)

For the butter:

  • 1 stick of butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave syrup
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the mignonette and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the butter with the honey, orange zest, and salt. Top each shucked oyster with a generous ½ teaspoon of the butter mixture, then place the oysters on a hot grill and cook until the butter has melted and the oysters start bubbling, about 3 minutes.
  3. Spoon a little of the mignonette onto each cooked oyster, and serve. 

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