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Prawn Cocktail Sauce / Marie Rose Sauce Recipe

This once fashionable, and sometimes delicious, starter must be due for a revival.
The quality of the dish rests on making an excellent sauce and buying shell-on North Atlantic prawns (which have much more flavour, than anything already shelled).
Here is an easy-to-make sauce.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


For 4 people:

- Half a batch of Mayonnaise (q.v.) or 239ml/8 fl oz bought mayonnaise

- 6 tablespoons (90ml) Tomato Ketchup

- 1 teaspoon (5ml) Worcestershire Sauce

- a few drops of Tabasco sauce

- juice of half a Lemon, sieved


1. Combine the ingredients and mix well together.

Can be stored in the fridge in a screw-top jar, for up to a week. If it becomes too thick, it can be diluted with a little tepid water.

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