1 (9-ounce) can smoked oysters, drained and chopped
Gather the ingredients.
In a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and hot sauce. Beat until well blended.
With a spoon or spatula, fold in the chopped capers or olives and smoked oysters.
Cover and chill thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days until ready to serve.
You can quickly soften cream cheese by putting it in the microwave for about 15 to 20 seconds on high. Make sure to take it out of its foil wrapping first! The cream cheese should feel soft but not hot when touching the middle of the block of cream cheese with your finger.
Plan to chill the dip at least an hour or two before serving. The longer you let it "chill out" in the fridge the more taste will shine through.
Chop up some fresh chives or parsley and add a few tablespoons to the dip.
Sprinkle some sweet paprika on the top before serving.
Instead of Tabasco sauce, some prefer to use a dash of Worcestershire sauce.