Wellfleet Oyster Sauce on the Half Shell

Carol Junkins


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
Stove Top


  • SAUCE:

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

  • ·
    24 chilled welfleet oysters
  • ·
    green leaf lettuce
  • ·
    lemon wedges

How to Make Wellfleet Oyster Sauce on the Half Shell


  1. 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.
  2. 2. Refrigerate the sauce for at least an hour to blend flavors. May be stored for up to 3 days.
  3. 3. Shuck the oysters (or have them shucked at the fish market) and cut them away from the muscle.
  4. 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.

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About Wellfleet Oyster Sauce on the Half Shell

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

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