Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live

Prawn cocktail recipe

Go retro with Gordon Ramsay's classic prawn cocktail recipe from his Cookalong Live

Serves 4


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 250g of cooked small peeled prawns
  • Lemon wedges, to garnish
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce
  • For the Marie Rose Sauce:
  • 200g fresh mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Dash Tabasco, to taste
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce, to taste
  • Splash of brandy, to taste


  1. Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and carefully score each half using a small knife to create a criss-cross pattern. Squeeze each half generously with lemon juice to prevent it from dis-colouring.

  2. To make the Marie Rose sauce mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, cayenne pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice together in a large bowl. Season to taste with Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of brandy. Stir to combine.

  3. Place a spoonful of Marie Rose sauce into the bottom of 4 serving glasses. Shred the lettuce and divide equally among the glasses. Scrape out the flesh from the avocado using a spoon and scatter over the lettuce. Spoon another layer of sauce on top.

  4. Arrange the prawns on top and finish with a final spoonful of sauce (reserving any remaining sauce for future use). Sprinkle with a touch of cayenne pepper and garnish with a lemon wedge in each glass to serve.


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