Wellfleet Oyster Sauce on the Half Shell

Carol Junkins

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@CarolAJ

My husband has an Oyster Grant in Wellfleet, MA. They are the most prized in the world. Wellfleet has an Oysterfest every year in this small coast town. Draws thousands of people that can't get enough of the sweet oysters grown here.

This recipe comes from a local seafood shack down here in Orleans, MA called:
Land Ho! This is the sauce they put on them.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

SAUCE:

1 c
chili sauce
1/4 c
ketchup
3 Tbsp
(generous) prepared horseradish, or to taste
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
pinch of onion powder
freshly ground black pepper

TO BE USED ON:

24 chilled welfleet oysters
green leaf lettuce
lemon wedges

Directions Step-By-Step

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1. For the cocktail sauce, in a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice and onion powder. Season with pepper to taste.
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2. Refrigerate the sauce for at least an hour to blend flavors. May be stored for up to 3 days.
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3. Shuck the oysters (or have them shucked at the fish market) and cut them away from the muscle.
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4. Arrange lettuce leaves over a bed of crushed ice.
Arrange oysters on the lettuce. Garnish with the lemon wedges and serve with the cocktail sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers, Chili
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sauce, #Horseradish