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Sauces and Condiments

Sauce mignonette

Sauce mignonette
Los Angeles Times

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Total time: 5 minutes | Makes one-half cup
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Step 1Coarsely crush the peppercorns using a mortar and pestle. Place the peppercorns in a small bowl and stir in the vinegar and shallots. Add the sea salt. Chill until serving.


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